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Minnesota Bishops Should Retract Anti-Transgender Education Policy, Says Theologian

A Catholic theologian in Minnesota has strongly recommended that the state's bishops retract their educational policies concerning gender identity in Catholic Schools. Read More

NEWS NOTES: San Marino Bans Discrimination; Episcopal Priests Mourn Catholic Lesbian’s Death; And More

Today's post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church's solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more. Read More

Student Praises Catholic School’s “Brilliant” Support During His Gender Transition

Ben Hodge, a 20-year-old university student in the United Kingdom, always knew he was different. “I wasn't comfortable being a girl, so I would spend a lot of time in front of the mirror just wondering what was wrong with me? Why am I not happy,” he said.  Read More

Transgender Advocate Sr. Luisa Derouen Criticizes Bishop Paprocki’s New Gender Policy

Sr. Luisa Derouen, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and long time spiritual companion to transgender people, has published an essay reacting to Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s controversial, transphobic policy published in January. Read More

Outreach 2020 Conference to Bring Together LGBTQ Catholics and Allies This June

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has announced registration is now open for an upcoming conference on LGBT pastoral ministry to be held at Fordham University this summer. Read More

Transfiguration = Coming Out

"When I think about the transfiguration I see Jesus on that mountain revealing a very secret, special, and essential part of himself his disciples." Read More

Br. Mickey McGrath’s Latest Art Features Archbishop’s Welcome to Transgender Catholics

A new piece of art from Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS, has beautifully depicted the supportive words for transgender Catholics that Washington D.C. archbishop Wilton Gregory shared last summer. Read More

Minnesota Bishops’ Anti-Transgender School Policy Lacks Science, Theological Imagination

Bishops in Minnesota have adopted anti-transgender policies for Catholic schools in their dioceses that will continue to marginalize and harm the well-being of transgender students. Read More

Sr. Ilia Delio Says Church Only Survives If Doors Opened to LGBTQ People & Others

A well-known Franciscan Sister theologian who writes and speaks on science and religion has commented positively on an inclusive church for LGBTQ people, and others who are marginalized. Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More