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High Court’s 1975 Decision Points to Alternative Vatican Path on Gender Identity Issues

Today's post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican's highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues. Read More

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

Transgender Catholics and Their Parents React Against New Vatican Document on Gender

Transgender Catholics and their parents have been sharply critical of a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," released last Monday. Read More

New Poll Shows U.S. Catholics Are Increasingly Supportive of Transgender Rights

The same week the Vatican released a new document on gender described by LGBTQ advocates as harmful and oppressive, new polling shows U.S. Catholics are increasingly comfortable with and supportive of transgender people. 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

How LGBTQ Stories Help the People of God Navigate Today’s Troubled Church

One truth about LGBTQ ministry is that it is not solely about LGBTQ people, but about serving the entire People of God. Many Catholics affirm that doing such work has taught them a great deal by experiencing the gifts and wisdom that LGBTQ people offer to the whole Church Read More

Bishop Says Gender Transitions Are Equivalent to Having Hand Amputated for a Pirate Hook

A bishop in Massachusetts has compared gender transitions to someone having their hand amputated to install a pirate hook, suggesting that transgender identities are "rooted in unsupportable science" and are more akin to the heresy of Gnosticism. Read More

“Lazarus, come out! . . . . Unbind him, let him go free.” 

For the past few months, Bondings 2.o has been posting reflections from our readers on the... Read More

‘Transforming’ Illustrates the Richness of Trans-Inclusive Faith Communities

Austen Hartke's book, "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians" examines gender through a Christian lens and is a timely work in an historical moment where transgender rights are under attack. Read More

Church Teaching on Sexuality and Gender Must Reflect LGBT People’s Realities, Says Theologian

The Catholic Church must treat LGBT people as a reality and develop a theology of sex and gender that reflects that reality, wrote a theologian at Fordham University. Read More