Catholic Parents in Malta Say “Dignitas Infinita” Is Devastating for Transgender People

The members of Drachma Parents were greatly distressed when we read Dignitas Infinita and saw our Trans* siblings who are being once again pushed to the periphery and again denied any small shaft of light they might have found to make them feel whole. Read More

Pope Responds with “Open Heart” to Pro-LGBTQ+ Parents’ Critical Letter

With what he called an "open heart," Pope Francis has replied to group of Catholic parents with LGBTQ+ children, which had written to the pontiff about Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican's transgender-negative declaration on human dignity published last month. Read More

In Church Documents on Gender Identity, Where Is the Compassion?

But the church's refusal to engage with the facts about transgender individuals also brings with it something else that concerns me greatly: a stunning lack of compassion. Read More

Pope Provides Sr. Jeannine a Clarification of “Dignitas Infinita”

I wrote a note to Pope Francis to tell him about my sadness and my disappointment with the use of the concept, “gender ideology.” Read More

Vatican Deprives Transgender People Means of Survival, Writes Theologian; More News

In the two weeks since Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican's declaration on human dignity that included negative sections on gender identity and transitions, was released, numerous commentaries about it have been published. Posts yesterday and today have featured some of these commentaries, more of which are included below. For all of Bondings 2.0’s coverage of the declaration and its reception, click here. Read More

Archbishop: It Costs Nothing to Accept a Person as They Present Themselves; More News

It has been two weeks since the Vatican released Dignitas Infinita, its declaration on human dignity that included negative sections on gender identity and transitions. In that time, commentaries about what the document says about and means for the LGBTQ+ community, especially transgender and nonbinary people, have abounded. Today's post features some of these commentaries. Read More

Archbishop Negatively Compares Gender Transitions to Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

The Archdiocese of Detroit has issued new policies concerning gender identity, joining dozens of other U.S. dioceses which have already implemented transgender-negative restrictive rules. Read More

Gender Identity Should Be on Synod Agenda—And It Is Now, Writes Paul Elie

Criticism and commentary about Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican's transgender-negative declaration on human dignity, has continued steadily in the week since the document's release. Today's post features insights from Paul Elie, a senior fellow at Georgetown University, who published his criticisms in The New Yorker. Read More

Vatican’s Doctrine Chief on Criminalization Laws: “When I Read Them I Wanted to Die”

At a press conference to release the Vatican's new declaration on human dignity, which made headlines for condemning gender theory, the top doctrinal official also made positive comments about homosexuality. Yet, he doubled down on the declaration's anti-transgender aspects, too. Read More

“A Painful Lack of Understanding”: Theologians Respond to Vatican’s Latest Declaration

"Fundamentally unserious," "not just insulting, devastating," and "a painful lack of understanding." These are some Catholic theologians' appraisals of Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican document on human dignity released Monday that condemns “gender theory” and “sex change," appraisals featured in today's post. Read More