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Diocese Stalls Church Property Sale Over Nonprofit’s Care for Transgender Youth

A Michigan diocese’s property covenant prohibits buyers from supporting transgender youth, so the proposed sale of a shuttered Catholic church is at a standstill. Read More

In Argentina, Catholic Ministers Expand Pastoral Outreach to Transgender Community

In Argentina, the Catholic Church has been expanding its pastoral outreach to the transgender community by opening shelters to provide living space for those who have been excluded from family and from society. Read More

Non-Binary Student Targeted by Hate Crime at Catholic University Leads Inclusion Efforts

The University of San Diego’s student government passed a resolution in support of transgender people on campus, calling on the university’s administration to do more about gender inclusivity. Such calls have been growing since an anti-trans hate crime occurred in 2019. Read More

Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan Refutes Some Catholics’ Anti-Transgender Claims, Seeks Welcome Instead

Responding to a recent flurry of anti-transgender speech and legislation across the U.S., Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, has called for the Catholic Church to be welcoming to the transgender community. Read More

Transgender Student Challenges Catholic School Board Over Chosen Name Policies

A transgender Catholic student in Canada is petitioning to be able to graduate with his chosen name on his diploma, and the student also hopes to make changes in educational policy so that others will have the same opportunity. Read More

Two Bishops, Other Church Leaders Issue Letter to Transgender People: “God Loves You”

Two bishops and other church officials issued a letter on Transgender Day of Visibility last week that condemned anti-trans discrimination and violence. Read More

New Book by Trans Author Pairs Fantasy and Sci-Fi Genres with Pope Francis Catholicism

Julian K. Jarboe’s debut collection of genre-defying writing, Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, reflects the Catholic sensibility of Pope Francis filtered through queer leftism mapped onto a vast array of science fiction and fantasy tropes. Read More

Catholics Nationwide Reject Lansing Diocese’s New Transgender-Negative Policy

The Diocese of Lansing's new policy on gender identity continues to generate strong opposition from community members, as well as national faith-based organizations. Read More