Synodality Can Produce Supportive Polices for LGBTQ+ Students, Writes Theologian

Nick Fagnant, Commonweal's Synod Writing Fellow and a doctoral student in theology, writes about how the spirit of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality can influence Catholic schools’ policies toward LGBTQ+ students. Read More

Diocese of Davenport’s New LGBTQ+ Guidelines Model Synodality in Action

The Diocese of Davenport's new guidelines on LGBTQ+ pastoral care are "strikingly positive," and could possibly "shift the trend of transgender-negative diocesan policies in the U.S.," contends Robert Shine, associate director of New Ways Ministry. Read More

Davenport Diocese Releases Positive Framework for LGBTQ+ Pastoral Care

The Diocese of Davenport has released a new framework on LGBTQ+ pastoral care, specifically about gender identity issues, that charts a new direction for such policies in the U.S. Read More

Davenport Bishop Forms Gender Committee to Learn from Transgender Catholics

Signs of positive progress on LGBTQ issues are taking place in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, as church leaders work towards a deeper understanding of transgender people’s experiences.  Read More