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Australian Bishops Issue Nuanced Guide on Transgender Issues in Catholic Education

Australia's bishops have published a new guide about gender in Catholic education that, while adhering to transgender-negative beliefs, presents a more nuanced approach than similar diocesan policies in the United States. Read More

Synodal Way: Pope Francis, Bishops Must Act to Affirm Transgender and Intersex People

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on positive LGBTQ-related developments that occurred at the latest assembly of Germany's Synodal Way. Today's post looks more closely at one of the documents approved related to gender diversity. Read More

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More

In Germany’s Synodal Way, Non-Binary Catholic and Bishop Split on Gendered Language

As Germany's Synodal Way again meets today, members are grappling with how the gender binary is effecting both the substance and the language involved in the process. Read More

Theologians’ Call for Listening Offers Renewed Advent Hope, Writes Transgender Catholic

"Advent has a way of renewing my hope, something I very much need as a Catholic trans man. This year’s saving grace was an article by theologians Michael G. Lawler and Todd A. Salzman." Read More

Theologians Call on Church to Abandon Resistance to Transgender, Intersex People

Two well-known U.S. Catholic theologians have called on the church to abandon its ill-informed discrimination against transgender and intersex people, and to choose instead to imitate Christ by welcoming and affirming them. Read More

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