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New Poll Shows U.S. Catholics Are Increasingly Supportive of Transgender Rights

The same week the Vatican released a new document on gender described by LGBTQ advocates as harmful and oppressive, new polling shows U.S. Catholics are increasingly comfortable with and supportive of transgender people. Read More

Excerpts from “Male and Female He Created Them,” the Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled "Male and Female He Created Them." Today's post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to New Vatican Document on Gender Identity

The Vatican’s new document on gender identity, “Male and Female He Created Them,” is a harmful tool that will be used to oppress and harm not only transgender people, but lesbian, gay, bisexual people, too.  The document associates sexual and gender minorities with libertine sexuality, a gross misrepresentation of the lives of LGBT people which perpetuates and encourages hatred, bigotry, and violence against them. Read More

Composer David Haas Releases Song for Pride Month About Being “Wonderfully Made”

Catholic liturgical composer David Haas released a new song for Pride month based on Psalm 139, which reads "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Read More

Vatican Advisor Offers Limited Support for Puberty Blockers Aiding Transgender Youth

A Vatican advisor has suggested that puberty blockers for transgender and gender non-conforming youth may be permissible in certain limited circumstances if youth are at risk of self-harm. Read More

Major Hospital Withdraws Partnership Offer to Catholic Healthcare System Over LGBTQ Policies

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) will not expand its relationship with a Catholic healthcare system because of the religious system's policies on LGBTQ and reproductive services, as well as end of life care. Read More

Pope Francis on LGBT People: “If we were convinced that they are children of God, things would change a lot.”

Pope Francis has again commented on homosexuality, again clarifying in a recent interview that he does not believe lesbian and gay youth need psychiatrists and saying he is a "conservative" who believes it is "an incongruity to speak of homosexual marriage." Read More

U.S. Bishops “Gravely Disappointed” with Equality Act, Support Trump’s Anti-Transgender Guideline

The U.S. bishops have continued to cheerlead the Trump administration's war on LGBTQ people, this time decrying the Equality Act's recent passage in Congress and endorsing a new federal anti-transgender guideline. Catholics are again left wondering just how far Church leaders will go in their crusade allegedly to defend religious liberty in which they show little concern for LGBTQ lives. Read More

Holy Cross Officials Rebuke Bishop’s Anti-Transgender Comments as “Offensive”

Top officials at the College of the Holy Cross have rebuked a local bishop's comments disparaging transgender people, saying the bishop was "deeply hurtful and offensive." Read More

Bishop Says Gender Transitions Are Equivalent to Having Hand Amputated for a Pirate Hook

A bishop in Massachusetts has compared gender transitions to someone having their hand amputated to install a pirate hook, suggesting that transgender identities are "rooted in unsupportable science" and are more akin to the heresy of Gnosticism. Read More