As a Catholic Doctor, I Know Gender-Affirming Care Is Essential for Transgender Youth.

Because I am a Catholic physician, I spent many hours discerning whether it was morally acceptable to treat transgender children. Read More

U.S. Bishops Oppose Federal Non-Discrimination Rule for Social Service Providers

The U.S. bishops' conference has lobbied against a proposed federal regulation to stop discrimination against LGBTQ+ people relating to government grants for social services. Read More

Youth Patient Allegedly Denied Care by Catholic Medical Group Because She Is Transgender

A Catholic healthcare group has denied care to a young patient based on her gender identity with one doctor allegedly telling her mother, "We don't see transgendered patients in this clinic." Read More

Catholic Sister Says Bishop Invoked Her Name in Misleading Way on Transgender Healthcare

A Catholic sister long involved in transgender ministry has said a bishop made misleading claims about communication between them as the U.S. bishops discussed potentially ban gender-affirming care in Catholic hospitals. Read More

U.S. Bishops Will Vote on Hospital Guideline Revisions that Could Ban Gender-Affirming Care

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote at their spring assembly this week on whether to ban gender-affirming care for transgender people at Catholic hospitals. Read More

USCCB Note on Gender Transitions “Could Have Been Written in the 1950s,” Writes Bioethicist

M. Therese Lysaught, a bioethicist and theologian, comprehensively dissected the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Doctrine's recent statement that seeks to stop Catholic healthcare institutions from providing gender-affirming care. Read More

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