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QUOTE TO NOTE: Church Leaders Need to “Own Up to Modern Biology” on LGBT Issues

Will there someday be a world without gender? This possibility is explored by theologian Ilia Delio in a recent piece for "Global Sisters Report." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Categorizes LGBT Acceptance with Murder; Other LGBT Catholic News

Bishop Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Philippines said in his Palm Sunday homily, "It's now okay to kill; to allow couples to go on divorce; honor the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; tolerate same-sex union, among others, where I am scared of these present situations." Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Catholics Should Expect “Messy Period” on LGBT Inclusion

A leading theologian and priest has said the Catholic Church should expect a "messy period" when it comes to LGBT inclusion, a period similar to that experienced in other Christian denominations as they moved to become more affirming. Read More

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

Baltimore Archdiocese Transgender Workshop Is a Lesson in What NOT to Do

On March 8, 2018, I attended a workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Mount Airy, Maryland, entitled “The Catholic Church and Gender Identity.” . . . . I left demoralized. Read More

In the Catholic Church, What’s Next When it Comes to “Gender Theory”?

When Pope Francis criticizes "gender theory" or "gender ideology," what does he mean? Where are such issues going in the Catholic Church? What will be needed to find a reconciling way forward? Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

Cardinal’s Lack of Clarity Raises Questions About Gender Identity in Catholic Education

Unclear comments by the United Kingdom's leading Catholic prelate have raised questions about just what he meant to say on the topic of gender identity in Catholic education. Read More

At Five Years, U.S. Catholics Give Pope Francis Mixed Reviews on LGBT Issues

The fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election has been a moment of reflection for Catholics and for the world on the impact this revolutionary pope has had, and that includes on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights a few commentaries published around the anniversary. Read More

Bishops in Spain and U.K. Oppose Protections for Transgender Youth, Other LGBT People

Bishops in Spain and the United Kingdom have criticized policies aimed at protecting transgender youth... Read More