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For Catholic Schools Week, Proposing a Simple Change that Could Save Transgender Lives

In 2019, Catholic educators should consider one simple step which could make a great impact in the safety and flourishing of transgender/gender non-conforming students. Read More

Let’s Make Catholic Hospitals the Leaders in the Journey of Transgender Resurrections

A Catholic healthcare system has settled a lawsuit which claimed it had discriminate against the transgender child of an employee who had sought gender-confirming surgery. But the real story is about the opportunity Catholic healthcare systems have to make moments of resurrection happen. Read More

Top Catholic Ethicist: Do Not Assume Transgender Identities Are “Sinful” or “Disordered”

A leading Catholic ethicist offered positive words about transgender people in a recent interview, saying it should not be assumed that someone naming their gender identity is problematic and that it could be the affirmation of how God created them. Read More

Was Gum Chewing or Gender Identity the Reason for Denying Communion?

A transgender Catholic was denied Communion earlier this month, but the diocese has claimed it was not the communicant's gender identity at issue but their gum chewing during Mass. Read More

LGBT Catholics Ask British Bishops to Educate Themselves on Gender

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have released a plenary statement on gender, and the contents are a mixed bag of sensitivity and misunderstanding.  A Catholic LGBT+ pastoral ministry in London has responded to the statement, calling for the bishops to educate themselves. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Church Leaders Need to “Own Up to Modern Biology” on LGBT Issues

Will there someday be a world without gender? This possibility is explored by theologian Ilia Delio in a recent piece for "Global Sisters Report." Read More

Cardinal’s Anti-Transgender Comments Reveal a Need for Pastoral Listening

England's top prelate has again opined on gender identity, revealing both his pastoral inclinations and his opposition to full transgender equality. Read More

Baltimore Archdiocese Transgender Workshop Is a Lesson in What NOT to Do

On March 8, 2018, I attended a workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Mount Airy, Maryland, entitled “The Catholic Church and Gender Identity.” . . . . I left demoralized. Read More

In the Catholic Church, What’s Next When it Comes to “Gender Theory”?

When Pope Francis criticizes "gender theory" or "gender ideology," what does he mean? Where are such issues going in the Catholic Church? What will be needed to find a reconciling way forward? Read More

Cardinal’s Lack of Clarity Raises Questions About Gender Identity in Catholic Education

Unclear comments by the United Kingdom's leading Catholic prelate have raised questions about just what he meant to say on the topic of gender identity in Catholic education. Read More