Cleveland Diocese’s New Gender Policy Is “Dangerous,” Say Catholic Protestors

Ohio Catholics have strongly criticized a new restrictive diocesan gender policy which threatens to ban LGBTQ+ people and allies from participation in the church should they act in an "inappropriate or scandalous way." Read More

Catholic Theology Needs Greater Respect for Bodily Autonomy, Writes Therapist

While Thompson knows that “Catholics are supposed to believe” in the gender binary of only male and female, she cannot support this understanding. For her, that binary has been used as a form of control, power, and suppression. Read More

Encounter with Transgender Migrant Shows Faith Is Not “A Fence to Keep Others Out”

Writing at the intersection of LGBTQ+ and immigration issues, one queer Catholic shared an experience that helped her understand more fully that faith should never be "a fence to keep others out." Read More

Youth Patient Allegedly Denied Care by Catholic Medical Group Because She Is Transgender

A Catholic healthcare group has denied care to a young patient based on her gender identity with one doctor allegedly telling her mother, "We don't see transgendered patients in this clinic." Read More

Pope Emphasizes Creative Pastoral Accompaniment Instead of a Focus on Sexual Activity

It has become Pope Francis' custom to meet with the Jesuit community in areas to which he travels, and most often, these conversations are later published. The latest transcript from his trip to Portugal for World Youth Day was just published, and includes comments on LGBTQ+ people. Read More

The Diocese of Worcester’s New Gender Policy Is a Bit Too Familiar

My first clue was a misspelling of the Holy Father’s name (“Frances”), which appears in both policies. This error prompted me to take a closer look. Read More

Massachusetts Catholics, LGBTQ+ Advocates Condemn Worcester Diocese’s Gender Policy

Backlash against the Diocese of Worcester's new policy on gender identity has continued, with some LGBTQ+ launching a petition ahead of local Pride celebrations kicking off next month. Read More

What Disability Theology Can Teach the Church About Transgender Identities

Catholics should not be strangers to the deep connection between body and soul, refusing a binary that suggests we are composed of two separated entities. As Catholics, embodiment is central to the human experience and to God’s participation in the world, so how we treat the bodies of ourselves and others matters deeply. Read More

Catholic Colleges in Minnesota Announce Joint Policy on Nonbinary Student Admissions

Two gender-segregated Catholic colleges have announced a new joint policy on nonbinary student admissions that recognizes and respects both the institutions' histories and young people's present realities. Read More

Using Your Pronouns Is Virtue Signaling for God’s Love, Writes Jesuit Brother

In an essay for "The Jesuit Post," Br. Ken Homan, S.J., answers this question by sharing his own journey of adding pronouns to his online profiles and the ways that it has helped him connect to the LGBTQ+ community. Read More