Transgender Healthcare and the Catholic Moral Vision

Even as the USCCB has chosen to follow a narrow tradition that inconsistently places the good of persons behind the functionality of their body parts, the moral tradition itself continues to offer many more expansive interpretive possibilities. Read More

Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Strongly Condemn Latest USCCB Transgender Statement

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have condemned a new document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that aims to stop gender-affirming care at Catholic healthcare institutions. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: U.S. Bishops’ New Transgender Document Is “Nothing Short of a Disaster”

A prominent theologian has critiqued sharply the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' recent document targeting gender-affirming healthcare at Catholic institutions, saying the text is "nothing short of a disaster." Read More

New USCCB Document Seeks to Stop Transgender Healthcare at Catholic Institutions

The U.S. bishops conference' doctrinal committee has issued a guidance on transgender healthcare that seeks to stymie Catholic institutions from providing gender transition care. Read More

New Ways Ministry Criticizes New USCCB Guidance on Transgender Healthcare

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ new document on transgender healthcare states its intention as continuing Jesus’ healing ministry. Yet, in neglecting the experiences of trans people and in not attending to contemporary science, it harms people instead of healing them. Read More

Transgender Patient Denied Care by Catholic Hospital Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal court has ruled that a Catholic hospital violated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by denying a transgender man gender-affirming healthcare. Read More

Appeals Court Rules Catholic Health Providers May Deny Care to Transgender Patients

A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided that Catholic healthcare systems and providers cannot be forced to perform or cover gender-affirming healthcare, if such procedures violate the system or provider's religious beliefs. Read More

Hospital Acquisition by Catholic Entity Protested Over LGBTQ Healthcare Concerns

A petition to block a Catholic health system from acquiring the local hospital is gaining momentum in rural Connecticut. The coalition of residents, called Save Day Kimball Hospital, is concerned about restrictions the Catholic healthcare provider could place on gender-affirming care and reproductive healthcare, among other services.  Read More

Archbishop Compares Some Marriages, Including LGBTQ Relationships, to Bestiality

A U.S. archbishop made anti-LGBTQ remarks while speaking at a healthcare conference that included a comparison of some marriages, including those of same-gender couples, to bestiality. Read More

Nun Tells Catholic Hospitals: “Transgender Persons Are the Body of Christ, Too”

"Transgender persons are the body of Christ too," wrote Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in a recent column in which she called for Catholic hospitals to provide more equitable healthcare. Read More