Catholic Theology Needs Greater Respect for Bodily Autonomy, Writes Therapist

While Thompson knows that “Catholics are supposed to believe” in the gender binary of only male and female, she cannot support this understanding. For her, that binary has been used as a form of control, power, and suppression. Read More

The Diocese of Worcester’s New Gender Policy Is a Bit Too Familiar

My first clue was a misspelling of the Holy Father’s name (“Frances”), which appears in both policies. This error prompted me to take a closer look. Read More

What Disability Theology Can Teach the Church About Transgender Identities

Catholics should not be strangers to the deep connection between body and soul, refusing a binary that suggests we are composed of two separated entities. As Catholics, embodiment is central to the human experience and to God’s participation in the world, so how we treat the bodies of ourselves and others matters deeply. Read More

Catholic Colleges in Minnesota Announce Joint Policy on Nonbinary Student Admissions

Two gender-segregated Catholic colleges have announced a new joint policy on nonbinary student admissions that recognizes and respects both the institutions' histories and young people's present realities. Read More

Using Your Pronouns Is Virtue Signaling for God’s Love, Writes Jesuit Brother

In an essay for "The Jesuit Post," Br. Ken Homan, S.J., answers this question by sharing his own journey of adding pronouns to his online profiles and the ways that it has helped him connect to the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Treasures Hidden in LGBTQ+ Lives

To LGBTQ+ Catholics, the presence of God is the treasure hidden in the field of your own life. I, and we all, need your buried treasures. Read More

On Vatican Podcast, Pope Francis Tells Transgender Youth: “God Loves Us As We Are”

Pope Francis said to a transgender youth that "God loves us as we are," his latest LGBTQ-positive comment when engaging young people. Read More

New Ways Ministry: Pope Francis’ Transgender Welcome a Good Sign, and More Must Be Done

Pope Francis’ recent comment to a transgender person that “God loves us as we are” is a grand sign of welcome to LGBTQ+ people, particularly to transgender and nonbinary people. Read More

We Must “Attentively Listen” to God’s Revelation through Transgender People, Writes Priest

“Who gets to tell one's story? Who should get to tell one's story?” Those are the questions asked by theologian Fr. Dan Horan, OFM in an essay urging U.S. bishops and other church leaders to listen to the experiences of transgender and nonbinary people. 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