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New Book Features Pope Who Is Intersex and Pregnant

A new novel by author Maggie Hamand asks what would happen if an intersex Irish Catholic priest became pope--and pregnant. Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More

Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. Read More

Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it. Read More

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

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

Catholic Archdiocese Funds Anti-Trans Ad in Australia

The Archdiocese of Hobart in the Australian state of Tasmania has confirmed that it provided funding for an anti-transgender newspaper ad.  Read More