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Reviewers Highlight Lessons for Catholics in New Conversion Therapy Film, “Boy Erased”

"Boy Erased" about a teen's experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is "one of the most important films you will see this year," wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film's connections to Catholic theology. Read More

Vatican Clarifies Pope Francis’ Remark About Psychiatry

A small brouhaha erupted this week after Pope Francis' advice to parents of lesbian and gay children were interpreted by some to indicate that the pontiff was recommending psychiatric help to prevent a child from becoming lesbian or gay. Read More

On Fathers’ Day, A Grandfather’s Struggle with Church and State for Transgender Grandchild

My daughter, Marsha, is the mother of identical twins. Both were born with the bodies of girls. Marsha always wanted to name a daughter after my mother, Mary, so she named the twins Joanne and Mary. Joanne always loved to wear tutus and Mary wanted to wear camouflage type outfits. Read More

What Did a Cardinal Tweet About Book On Reparative Therapy?

A top African cardinal recently tweeted about a book on reparative therapy and another book... Read More

Archbishop Admits Church’s Mistake in Supporting Reparative Therapy

Malta’s top bishop acknowledged church leaders were mistaken when they released a controversial position paper designed to... Read More

Is Celibacy the New Form of Reparative Therapy for Lesbians and Gays?

Religion News Service published an article this week entitled “Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing... Read More

NEWS NOTES: September 10, 2013

Here are some items that you may find of interest: 1) William Hudson, who resigned... Read More

Catholic Groups Endorse California Law to End Conversion Therapy

Over 30 religious organizations, including two Catholic groups, have endorsed California’s proposed law (Senate Bill... Read More