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Australian Bishops Issue Nuanced Guide on Transgender Issues in Catholic Education

Australia's bishops have published a new guide about gender in Catholic education that, while adhering to transgender-negative beliefs, presents a more nuanced approach than similar diocesan policies in the United States. Read More

Australian Catholic School Refuses to Screen Student’s Film Due to LGBTQ+ Themes

A student at Mount Lilydale Mercy College in Melbourne was told her short film would be the only one not broadcast at the end-of-the-year function due to its inclusion of a same-gender couple. Read More

As Global Synod Progresses, LGBTQ+ Inclusion a Prominent Issue in National Reports

Today's post highlights LGBTQ-related findings from the national syntheses submitted to the Vatican for the Synod on Synodality.  Read More

Archbishop Objects to Proposed Conversion Therapy Ban in Tasmania

A Tasmanian archbishop has pushed back against a report that calls for a ban on conversion therapy in the Australian island state, which is causing a disagreement between the archdiocese and human rights experts. Read More

Gay Catholic School Teacher Resigns After Students Forcibly Out Him on TikTok

High school students in Australia have forced a Catholic teacher to resign after forcibly outing him as gay via TikTok. Read More

Catholic School in Australia Models How to Support Transgender Students

An Australian Catholic secondary school has committed itself to providing a safe space for LGBTQ students, exemplified in its support for a transgender student in their community. Read More

Cardinal Seeks Vatican Correction of Bishops Open to Changing Homosexuality Teachings

A once-leading cardinal has called for the Vatican to correct two fellow prelates who have expressed support for changing church teaching regarding homosexuality. Read More

As Australia’s Plenary Council Meets, the Role of LGBTQ People Is in Question

While Germany's Synodal Way has garnered many headlines, another experiment in synodality is underway in Australia that could have major implications. The question for many LGBTQ Catholics is whether their participation will be welcome and what change might come about as a result of this process. Read More

Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

Australian Archbishop Objects to New Law Banning Conversion Therapy

An archbishop in Australia has joined critics of a newly-passed law banning conversion therapy in the state of Victoria. Read More