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Catholic Mom’s Road to Accepting Trans Son Is Paved with Mercy

When Emily Garvey learned that her daughter was transitioning from female to male, it was not an easy journey for the Catholic mom. "If I’m being honest here, and it’s humbling to admit this, it made me uncomfortable," Garvey said. But then God stepped in. . .  Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Time for Catholics to Speak and Act

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance,  a time to pause to think about the many transgender people beaten and murdered over the past year, and for many years previously. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

Church Officials Impose Strict Gender Norms on Young Children, But Why?

Two incidents at Catholic parishes reveal a troubling attempt in the church to impose gender norms as if matters of faith, and raise questions about how church officials' are using their power against gender non-conforming children. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Transgender Jesus Play Banned, Celebrating Pride in Malta, and More

Pride celebrations last month were particularly joyful in Malta where same-gender marriages had become legalized September 1, 2017. Other news items concern an adoption lawsuit involving Catholic Charities and a banned play about transgender Jesus. Read more... Read More

Transgender Teen Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination

A transgender teen is suing a Catholic hospital for allegedly denying him a surgery as part of his transition. This case is but the latest example that church-affiliated healthcare systems will increasingly have to deal with trans issues, with the question now being how will the hospitals respond? Read More

Could the Church Deny Baptism to Transgender People?

As transgender visibility increases, so have the theological and pastoral conversations about gender identity. These questions include more theoretical concerns, such as how the church understands the human person, but also the practical concerns of daily life in the church. With so many different positions being taken, what is the church to do? Read More

Pope Francis Decries “Manipulation of Sexual Difference”

The following text is a statement by Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry, on... Read More

Catholic School Encourages Students to Use “Preferred Pronouns” of Classmates

Students should use the "preferred pronouns" of other students who are not female, according to an all-girls Catholic school in England, in yet another step forward for Catholic education and LGBT issues. Marian Doyle, the school's headteacher, said in a letter to parents. . . Read More

Transgender Candidate in Virginia Discusses Catholic Background and Route 28

Today, we offer seven questions to Danica Roem, a candidate for the Virginia House of... Read More