Vatican’s Doctrine Chief on Criminalization Laws: “When I Read Them I Wanted to Die”

At a press conference to release the Vatican's new declaration on human dignity, which made headlines for condemning gender theory, the top doctrinal official also made positive comments about homosexuality. Yet, he doubled down on the declaration's anti-transgender aspects, too. Read More

“A Painful Lack of Understanding”: Theologians Respond to Vatican’s Latest Declaration

"Fundamentally unserious," "not just insulting, devastating," and "a painful lack of understanding." These are some Catholic theologians' appraisals of Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican document on human dignity released Monday that condemns “gender theory” and “sex change," appraisals featured in today's post. Read More

What Transgender Catholics and Their Allies Are Saying About “Dignitas Infinita”

How are transgender and nonbinary Catholics, their families, pastoral ministers, and allies responding to "Dignitas Infinita," the Vatican document on human dignity released Monday that condemns "gender theory" and "sex change"? Read More

New Vatican Document Condemns Gender Transitions and Undefined “Gender Theory”

The Vatican doctrinal office issued its latest intervention about LGBTQ+ issues yesterday, part of a larger document on human dignity in contemporary society that posited a highly transgender-negative approach.  Read More

The Strawman of “Gender Theory” in the Vatican’s New Document

This is, on its face, a very good thing, but this declaration fails to live up to its claim to affirm and support the ”infinite dignity” of all people. Specifically, the document misunderstands and misrepresents both the scholarly and scientific work in the areas of sexuality and gender. Read More

New Ways Ministry: Vatican Document on Human Dignity Fails LGBTQ+ People

The new Vatican document, Dignitas Infinita, fails terribly by offering transgender and nonbinary people not infinite, but limited human dignity. While it lays out a wonderful rationale for why each human being, regardless of condition in life, must be respected, honored, and loved, it does not apply this principle to gender-diverse people. Read More

Stay Tuned! Vatican to Release Document Addressing Gender Identity, Human Dignity

Later today, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith is holding a press conference to release its new document on human dignity, titled Dignitas Infinita. Read More

What If Queer Chosen Families Are Cornerstones for God’s Kin-dom?

What if God is inviting us to build something much more wonderful: an interdependent kin-dom in which all of our gifts are used, and all of our needs are met? Read More

Bishop Calls Transgender Day of Visibility a “Source of Division”; And More News

Today's post includes news about one U.S. bishop's objections to Transgender Day of Visibility, the closure of the homophobic website Church Militant, and more. Read More

Bishop Gumbleton: Remembering a Prophet Pioneer of Catholic LGBTQ+ Equality

With great sadness and great gratitude, New Ways Ministry mourns the passing of our dear friend, Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton. Read More