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Cardinal’s Anti-Transgender Comments Reveal a Need for Pastoral Listening

England's top prelate has again opined on gender identity, revealing both his pastoral inclinations and his opposition to full transgender equality. Read More

Will Transgender People Become Collateral Damage in the Fight for LGBT Equality?

Transgender rights are the latest major issue when it comes to LGBT equality in the U.S., and sadly this could mean trans people become collateral damage, says one advocate. Read More

After Initial Rejection, Georgetown University Opens LGBT Residential Community

Students at Georgetown University looking to explore gender and sexuality will now be able to do so in a new residential community, reported campus newspaper The Hoya. Read More

Religious Leaders Criticize Letter Against Transgender People Hosted On USCCB Website

Religious organizations have criticized an interfaith letter against transgender rights signed by four top U.S. bishops. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

Transgender Teen Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination

A transgender teen is suing a Catholic hospital for allegedly denying him a surgery as part of his transition. This case is but the latest example that church-affiliated healthcare systems will increasingly have to deal with trans issues, with the question now being how will the hospitals respond? Read More

Could the Church Deny Baptism to Transgender People?

As transgender visibility increases, so have the theological and pastoral conversations about gender identity. These questions include more theoretical concerns, such as how the church understands the human person, but also the practical concerns of daily life in the church. With so many different positions being taken, what is the church to do? Read More

Catholic School Encourages Students to Use “Preferred Pronouns” of Classmates

Students should use the "preferred pronouns" of other students who are not female, according to an all-girls Catholic school in England, in yet another step forward for Catholic education and LGBT issues. Marian Doyle, the school's headteacher, said in a letter to parents. . . Read More

Transgender Candidate in Virginia Discusses Catholic Background and Route 28

Today, we offer seven questions to Danica Roem, a candidate for the Virginia House of... Read More

Transgender Woman’s Ministry Continued Long After She Left Priesthood

If you have not heard of Nancy Ledins, who passed away in July at age... Read More