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Denver Archdiocese’s Gender Policy Bans Transgender Students from Catholic Schools

An archdiocesan gender policy that has been made public bans transgender students from attending Catholic schools, and also implies LGBTQ+ parents, employees, and even allies should be excluded or fired. Read More

Across U.S., Catholic Educators Criticize Wave of Diocesan Anti-Transgender Policies

Catholic educators are saving lives as they build communities of welcome for LGBTQ+ students despite some dioceses' attempts to enact transgender-exclusionary policies.  Read More

Australian Bishops Issue Nuanced Guide on Transgender Issues in Catholic Education

Australia's bishops have published a new guide about gender in Catholic education that, while adhering to transgender-negative beliefs, presents a more nuanced approach than similar diocesan policies in the United States. Read More

Synodal Way: Pope Francis, Bishops Must Act to Affirm Transgender and Intersex People

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on positive LGBTQ-related developments that occurred at the latest assembly of Germany's Synodal Way. Today's post looks more closely at one of the documents approved related to gender diversity. Read More

Synodal Way: Church Should No Longer List Same-Gender Sex as Sin Against Chastity

An assembly of Germany's Synodal Way passed several LGBTQ-affirming resolutions last weekend, though a main document calling for the church church to reconsider its sexual ethics failed to pass. In posts today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will update readers on what happened and what it may mean. Read More

Three Catholic Schools Reject Omaha Archdiocese’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha have made clear they will not be adopting new transgender-negative policies, the implementation of which has now been delayed, as Bondings 2.0 reported yesterday. Read More

After Criticism, Omaha Archdiocese Delays Anti-Transgender Policy Implementation

A newly-announced policy on gender identity for the Archdiocese of Omaha's Catholic parishes and schools has now been retracted for revisions. Today's post features details of this development, while tomorrow's post is about the Catholic schools already objecting to the policy. Read More

Diocese of Sioux Falls’ New Transgender Policy Admits It Is “Intentionally Exclusionary”

A South Dakota diocese has issued a new policy on LGBTQ+ issues that admits it is "intentionally exclusionary," in particular to transgender and non-binary people. Read More

Review: “This Body I Wore” Can Move Imaginations to Love Transgender People

By focusing on one person, "This Body I Wore" brings readers into the middle of the messy, deeply human journey of someone whose perspectives about being trans they might more readily consider, and perhaps someone they could come to love. Read More

Diocese of Green Bay’s New Policy Compares Being Transgender to Sexual Abuse

Another U.S. diocese has issued new restrictive policies regarding LGBTQ students and staff in Catholic schools, which, at one point, compare being openly transgender with sexual abuse. Read More