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Pope Francis Affirms Need for Lesbian/Gay Pastoral Care, Criticizes “Gender Ideology”

In an interview released yesterday, Pope Francis has affirmed the need for pastoral care benefitting lesbian and gay people, but again attacked "gender ideology. Read More

Diocese Instructs Catholics to Ignore Transgender People’s Names and Pronouns

A bishop in Virginia has released a new document on gender identity issues that, among other problematic issues, demands Catholics not use transgender people's correct names and pronouns. Read More

Caribbean Archbishop Offers Partial Defense of Pride Month as a Social Justice Issue

The archbishop of a Caribbean nation has called gender ideology “diabolical” because, he says, it goes against the “understanding of the human person." At the same time, he acknowledged the need to stop discrimination against LGBTQ people, especially in the Caribbean.  Read More

Cuban Bishops Object to New Sex Ed Curriculum Over Concerns of “Gender Ideology”

The Catholic bishops of Cuba have issued a statement criticizing the proposed inclusion of what they call “gender ideology” in the national Cuban school curriculum. Read More

Polish Bishop Claims LGBTQ Movement Is “Most Serious Threat to Humanity,” But Scholars Are Pushing Back

A Polish bishop claimed in a homily that the LGBTQ movement is "the most serious threat to humanity," escalating tensions in that country between advocates for equality and the nation's episcopate, who have continued to receive criticism. Read More

Franciscan Theologian: Church Must Abandon “Boogeyman of ‘Gender Ideology'”

Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, writes in the National Catholic Reporter: "The time is long overdue to reject specious arguments like those that undergird the right-wing political and ecclesial agendas promoting the boogeyman of ‘gender ideology.’” Read More

Polish Archbishop Says LGBTQ Movement Is ‘Great Threat to Freedom’ as Catholics Demand End to Violent Rhetoric

A top archbishop has again disparaged the LGBTQ movement, comparing it to the oppressive regime that ruled Poland in the late 20th century. But church reformers are calling on the Polish hierarchy to comply with church teaching about respecting LGBTQ people and avoid such rhetoric. Read More

Excerpts from “Male and Female He Created Them,” the Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled "Male and Female He Created Them." Today's post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to New Vatican Document on Gender Identity

The Vatican’s new document on gender identity, “Male and Female He Created Them,” is a harmful tool that will be used to oppress and harm not only transgender people, but lesbian, gay, bisexual people, too.  The document associates sexual and gender minorities with libertine sexuality, a gross misrepresentation of the lives of LGBT people which perpetuates and encourages hatred, bigotry, and violence against them. Read More

Transgender Surgeries Are “Luciferian Refusal” of God’s Will, Says Top Vatican Cardinal

A top Vatican official has condemned so-called gender ideology, specifically gender-confirming surgery, as "a Luciferian refusal" of God's will and has endorsed the Vatican's ban on gay priests. Read More