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Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

The U.S. bishops' top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates. 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

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

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

Dutch Cardinal’s Gender Request May Be Impossible to Fulfill

A Dutch cardinal has asked the Vatican for what is seemingly impossible to do.  He... Read More

Just What Is the Definition of “Gender Ideology”?

Crux, a Catholic news website, recently published an analysis essay on transgender issues and Catholicism,... Read More

New Ways Ministry Both Praises and Criticizes Pope Francis’ Latest LGBT Comments

The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry, responding to... Read More

Pope Francis’ Negative Rhetoric Begins to Be Echoed Around the Globe

By Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry, September 21, 2016 On Bondings 2.0, we often report on... Read More

To Whom Was the Pope Referring in Encylical's Remarks About Body & Gender?

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Sii,” has made headlines around the world, and it... Read More