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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

USCCB Education Chair Says Gender Policies Causing Decline in Parochial Schools

The chair of the U.S. Conference Catholic Bishops' education committee has entered the growing debate in the church around gender policies for Catholic schools, and he has sided with those who do not support inclusive policies. Read More

Three Catholic Schools Reject Omaha Archdiocese’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha have made clear they will not be adopting new transgender-negative policies, the implementation of which has now been delayed, as Bondings 2.0 reported yesterday. Read More

After Criticism, Omaha Archdiocese Delays Anti-Transgender Policy Implementation

A newly-announced policy on gender identity for the Archdiocese of Omaha's Catholic parishes and schools has now been retracted for revisions. Today's post features details of this development, while tomorrow's post is about the Catholic schools already objecting to the policy. Read More

Article Reveals Mixed Response to LGBTQ+ Issues in Sacramento’s Catholic Schools

In a new article, queer alumni of Catholic schools throughout the Sacramento, California area recently described varying experiences about how administrators and teachers handled sexual education. The article profiled three high schools, each of which approached sex ed and LGBTQ+ inclusion in a different way. 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

The Words LGBTQ+ Students Need to Hear: Reflections from a Theology Teacher

Want to know what my hope is for this school year? It’s that students in our Catholic schools and parishes start hearing a different word. Read More

Catholic School Alumni Launch Group to Protest Diocesan Anti-Transgender Policy

Alumni, families, and students of a Catholic school in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, are demanding more support for LGBTQ+ students after the diocese imposed a set of anti-transgender policies. Read More

Diocese of Sioux Falls’ New Transgender Policy Admits It Is “Intentionally Exclusionary”

A South Dakota diocese has issued a new policy on LGBTQ+ issues that admits it is "intentionally exclusionary," in particular to transgender and non-binary people. Read More

Catholic Schools in Lafayette Diocese Are Latest to Impose Anti-Transgender Policy

The Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana is implementing a new policy requiring students, parents, faculty, and staff at Catholic schools to wear clothing and use the pronouns of “each person’s God-given sexual identity and biological sex at birth.” Read More