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Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

Bishops in Uruguay Divided on Nation’s Transgender Equality Law

Uruguay's bishops have expressed divided opinions on whether to support a pre-referendum vote that could lead to repeal of the nation's hallmark transgender rights law. Read More

Resigned Priest Shares Journey of Being a Transgender Catholic Loved by God

A transgender woman who left the Catholic priesthood after transitioning has shared her story as an affirmation that God still supports her. Read More

Irish Catholic School to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms, But Sex Ed Controversy Continues

In a positive step, a Catholic school in Ireland will introduce gender-neutral uniforms and restrooms to accommodate gender non-conforming youth. But wider questions of how gender and sexuality are handled in the nation's church-run schools remain disputed. Read More

New Vatican Gender Document Is “Nothing More Than Putting Lipstick on a Pig,” Says Journalist

The Congregation for Catholic Education's document on gender, Male and Female He Created Them, has continued to generate commentary and criticism. Today's post highlights some of those reactions with links provided for further reading. Read More

U.S. Bishops Provisionally Affirm Opposition to Transgender Equality as Key Strategic Priority

The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.  Read More

Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it. Read More

High Court’s 1975 Decision Points to Alternative Vatican Path on Gender Identity Issues

Today's post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican's highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues. Read More

Transgender Catholics and Their Parents React Against New Vatican Document on Gender

Transgender Catholics and their parents have been sharply critical of a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," released last Monday. Read More

Vatican’s Gender Document Harms ALL, Not Just LGBTQI Folks

"The guidelines will do real harm not just to trans and intersex students and families, or even LGBQ students and families, but all students and families.  The document gets so much wrong about sex and gender—including how straight and cisgender people live in the world. " Read More