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Anti-Transgender Laws “Shame and Shun” Stigmatized Youth, Writes Commonweal Editor

New proposed laws that would jeopardize the autonomy of transgender youth serve “ to shame and shun an already stigmatized and often defenseless group of people,” wrote the managing editor of a leading Catholic publication. 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

Hundreds of Alumni Protest Catholic High School’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

In Connecticut, alumni of Catholic high school are challenging the institution's gender identity policy, while in Texas, a Catholic high school is rumored to have fired its principal for not enforcing its policy on gender and sexuality.  Read More

Part II: Paul Griffiths Rejects Transgender-Positive Approach of Daniel Walden

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured excerpts from Daniel Walden's essay in Commonweal earlier this year about gender and Catholic theology, specifically as it relates to transgender people. Today's post details a response from Commonweal contributor Paul Griffiths, as well as Walden's further response. 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

Catholic School Denies Re-Enrollment to Student Who Came Out As Transgender

Today's post features a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to a transgender student. Read More

Iowa Bishop Uses Occasion of Diocesan Anniversary to Criticize Transgender People

A bishop in Iowa used the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption and a diocesan anniversary to instead emphasize the need to deny transgender people the respect and care they deserve. Read More

Pope Francis Invites Transgender Group to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines at Vatican

News broke last week that on Holy Saturday this year, the Vatican hosted a transgender group for vaccinations at the personal invitation of Pope Francis. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan Refutes Some Catholics’ Anti-Transgender Claims, Seeks Welcome Instead

Responding to a recent flurry of anti-transgender speech and legislation across the U.S., Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, has called for the Catholic Church to be welcoming to the transgender community. Read More