Transgender Healthcare and the Catholic Moral Vision

Even as the USCCB has chosen to follow a narrow tradition that inconsistently places the good of persons behind the functionality of their body parts, the moral tradition itself continues to offer many more expansive interpretive possibilities. Read More

Someday Never Comes

How long must we wait for a pastoral response from bishops when someday never comes? Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: U.S. Bishops’ New Transgender Document Is “Nothing Short of a Disaster”

A prominent theologian has critiqued sharply the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' recent document targeting gender-affirming healthcare at Catholic institutions, saying the text is "nothing short of a disaster." Read More

USCCB Leaders Endorse Federal Legislation Targeting Transgender Athletes

Two leaders for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have written a supportive letter to Republican legislators who are sponsoring a bill that would restrict transgender athletes' participation in sports. Read More

New USCCB Document Seeks to Stop Transgender Healthcare at Catholic Institutions

The U.S. bishops conference' doctrinal committee has issued a guidance on transgender healthcare that seeks to stymie Catholic institutions from providing gender transition care. Read More

New Ways Ministry Criticizes New USCCB Guidance on Transgender Healthcare

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ new document on transgender healthcare states its intention as continuing Jesus’ healing ministry. Yet, in neglecting the experiences of trans people and in not attending to contemporary science, it harms people instead of healing them. Read More

USCCB Asks Senators to Stop Equal Rights Amendment In Part Due to LGBTQ Concerns

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop has written to U.S. senators asking them to reject a reconsideration of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), in part because it would help protect transgender people's rights. Read More

USCCB Secretary Claims Transgender Equality Is “Doing Great Damage to Society”

A top U.S. archbishop gave a speech in which he suggested the devil was behind the LGBTQ+ movement, claiming in particular that "the trans movement is doing great damage to society." Read More

U.S. Bishops Make Final Push to Stop Respect for Marriage Act Ahead of Senate Vote

Leaders with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made a last ditch appeal for U.S. senators to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act, which is expected to come up for a vote on Monday and would codify marriage equality. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Conference Elects President With Anti-LGBTQ Record

In his first press conference, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has repeated the false claim that homosexuality is a cause of sexual abuse in the church. Meanwhile, the U.S. bishops sustain their use of religious liberty to counter LGBTQ+ equality. Read More