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Yes, Transphobia is a Sin: A Response to Clifford Longley

Clifford Longley argues for the inherent dignity of trans people, yet he does not unequivocally condemn transphobia as a sin. As LGBTQ people and allies, what do we do with Longley’s position? Read More

In North Dakota and Nebraska, Catholic Officials Work Against LGBTQ-Inclusive School Policies

Catholic officials in North Dakota and Nebraska have sought to stop LGBTQ-inclusive policies from being enacted at state-sponsored colleges and universities. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Transgender Patient’s Case Against Catholic Hospital

A transgender man's lawsuit against a Catholic hospital will be allowed to proceed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case. Read More

Sisters of Mercy Reaffirm Commitment on Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have encouraged their community to participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience today. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Ban Investments in Transgender Healthcare, But Not Fossil Fuels and Other Ills

New investment guidelines approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week mandate no investments be made in companies involved with gender transitions, even as they refused to divest from fossil fuels. Read More

Not Using Preferred Names and Pronouns Is “Unchristian and Sinful,” Says Fr. Dan Horan

A Catholic defense of using preferred gender pronouns and names was penned by a theologian in the National Catholic Reporter last week, who said the significance of naming has great power. Read More

Genderfluid Student Facing Punishment at Catholic School After Displaying Pride Flag

A Catholic school has warned a student they may face disciplinary action after the student waved a Pride flag during an assembly. Read More

Gay Priest Affirms God’s Love for Transgender People, Including His Sister

"I believe God invites each of us to stand in defense of any child of God who is being bullied, even if that means accompanying a sister in transition and standing guard outside of a bathroom stall." Read More

Hundreds of Alumni Protest Catholic High School’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

In Connecticut, alumni of Catholic high school are challenging the institution's gender identity policy, while in Texas, a Catholic high school is rumored to have fired its principal for not enforcing its policy on gender and sexuality.  Read More

Fr. Dan Horan Criticizes Two U.S. Bishops for Taking Anti-Transgender Actions

Responding to two bishops' transphobic statements, a popular Franciscan theologian has called for the church to listen to transgender persons rather than using abstractions to dehumanize the trans community. Read More