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Catholics in Milwaukee and Beyond Criticize Archdiocese for Anti-Transgender Policies

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s recent anti-transgender guidelines are generating criticism within the diocese itself and beyond. 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

DePaul University Allows Students to Self-Identify Gender in School Records

DePaul University recently implemented the option for students to self-select their gender identity on the school’s online portal. Read More

New Ways Ministry Opposes Milwaukee Archdiocese’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s new anti-transgender guidelines are not only pastorally ineffective but also personally damaging in so many ways. Read More

Milwaukee Archdiocese’s New Gender Policy Bans Certain Transgender Medical Care

Another U.S. diocese has released anti-transgender guidelines under the guise of pastoral care, which, among other restrictions, prohibit the use of preferred pronouns and ban certain transition-related medical treatments on church property. Read More

Bishops Campaign Against U of North Dakota’s Pro-Transgender Proposal

A conflict is growing between two bishops and the University of North Dakota over the latter's proposed policy to help protect and support transgender and non-binary students. Read More

Not Using Preferred Names and Pronouns Is “Unchristian and Sinful,” Says Fr. Dan Horan

A Catholic defense of using preferred gender pronouns and names was penned by a theologian in the National Catholic Reporter last week, who said the significance of naming has great power. Read More

Gay Priest Affirms God’s Love for Transgender People, Including His Sister

"I believe God invites each of us to stand in defense of any child of God who is being bullied, even if that means accompanying a sister in transition and standing guard outside of a bathroom stall." Read More

Part I: Writer Daniel Walden Proposes Narrative Approach to Transgender Issues in Church

Earlier this year, two cisgender men had an exchange in Commonweal about issues of gender in the church, specifically the experiences of transgender people. Today and tomorrow's posts on Bondings 2.0 offer some of the main ideas proposed. Read More

New Policy Threatens to Expel Transgender Students from Catholic School

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured the story of a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to transgender student. Today, there are two more stories of how Catholic schools are failing to provide for their LGBTQ students. Read More