Queer Theory and Theology Can Help Widen Church’s Understandings of God and Creation

Catholic theologians are recognizing how queer theory and queer theology can provide understandings of both God and humanity beyond dualistic ideas about gender. Read More

Trans Church Worker Says of LGBTQ+ Catholics: “We’re Here. We’re Not Going Anywhere”

“We’re here, we’re not going anywhere.” This is the message Michael Sennett and his fellow LGBTQ+ parishioners sent with the annual Mass of Belonging held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Read More

Church Teaching Needs to Acknowledge Gender Is Not a Binary, Writes Catholic Journalist

In the National Catholic Reporter, Rebecca Bratten Weiss explores the way that claims of "gender ideology" by Pope Francis and other church leaders fail to reflect gender realities in nature in favor of the church's doctrinal claims. Read More

Global Survey of Catholic Women Finds Significant Support for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Church

A survey of Catholic women worldwide released this spring has found respondents to be largely supportive of LGBTQ+ inclusion, though not as much for sacramental marriage equality and with diversity in terms of where such support is found geographically. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Church Teaching on LGBTQ+ Issues Will “Inevitably Change”

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has penned an essay reflecting on Pope Francis’ call for the decriminalization of homosexuality and her vision for the future of the church. Read More

USCCB Leaders Endorse Federal Legislation Targeting Transgender Athletes

Two leaders for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have written a supportive letter to Republican legislators who are sponsoring a bill that would restrict transgender athletes' participation in sports. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises German Catholics’ Vote for Greater Transgender Inclusion

The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, on today’s historic vote about transgender and nonbinary inclusion in the German church. Read More

Abigail Favale’s “The Genesis of Gender” Forgoes Transgender Realities, Writes Reviewer

A new book on Christian ideas about gender fails to do justice to the realities of many transgender and gender nonconforming Catholics, according to a trans book reviewer. Read More

Like Advent, Transgender Catholic Writes of “Uncertainty and Waiting” In Gender Journey

A transgender Catholic has written an Advent reflection on the experience of waiting and surprise when it comes to their journey of sexuality and gender.  Read More

Dutch Cardinal Files Request for Pope Francis to Issue Encyclical on “Gender Theory”

A top bishop in the Netherlands has requested formally that Pope Francis issue an encyclical against so-called "gender theory," reiterating a previous 2016 call for such a teaching document.  Read More