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Part II: Paul Griffiths Rejects Transgender-Positive Approach of Daniel Walden

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured excerpts from Daniel Walden's essay in Commonweal earlier this year about gender and Catholic theology, specifically as it relates to transgender people. Today's post details a response from Commonweal contributor Paul Griffiths, as well as Walden's further response. Read More

New Policy Threatens to Expel Transgender Students from Catholic School

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured the story of a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to transgender student. Today, there are two more stories of how Catholic schools are failing to provide for their LGBTQ students. Read More

Catholic School Denies Re-Enrollment to Student Who Came Out As Transgender

Today's post features a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to a transgender student. Read More

Iowa Bishop Uses Occasion of Diocesan Anniversary to Criticize Transgender People

A bishop in Iowa used the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption and a diocesan anniversary to instead emphasize the need to deny transgender people the respect and care they deserve. Read More

Court Rules for Catholic Health System’s Effort to Deny Care to Transgender Patients

In a recent ruling that continues a prolonged legal battle between the U.S. federal government and Catholic interest groups, a court has blocked a mandate for Catholic hospitals that receive federal funding to perform abortions and gender affirming surgeries. Read More

Diocese Instructs Catholics to Ignore Transgender People’s Names and Pronouns

A bishop in Virginia has released a new document on gender identity issues that, among other problematic issues, demands Catholics not use transgender people's correct names and pronouns. Read More

Catholic Nun’s Accompaniment of Transgender Community Began with a Bus Ride

A Catholic nun in India has a dignified vision for the transgender community that all started on a bus. Read More

For LGBTQ Catholics, Being Vulnerable Is Not a Weakness, But a Testament of God’s Love

LGBTQ+ Catholics encounter immense hostility, yet we remain faithful servants to the very Church that rejects us time and time again. Read More

Pope Francis Invites Transgender Group to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines at Vatican

News broke last week that on Holy Saturday this year, the Vatican hosted a transgender group for vaccinations at the personal invitation of Pope Francis. Read More

Fear and Grief: The Emotional Impact of Transition on Close Family Members

In this post, I would like to enrich Amoris Laetitia’s chapter six ‘Some pastoral perspectives’ by considering transgender binary transitions (male to female and female to male) and intimate family responses to these situations.  Read More