Posts Tagged ‘Transgender and Catholic’

Bishops begin process that could ban gender-affirming care in Catholic hospitals

Monday, June 19th, 2023

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted on Friday (June 16) to amend its directives for US Catholic health care organisations, setting in motion a process that could bar Catholic hospitals and other church-affiliated institutions from providing gender-affirming treatment to transgender people. The vote occurred during the USCCB’s spring meeting in Orlando. It passed via Read more

Catholic school cancelling teen for religious views not the answer

Monday, February 13th, 2023

In what could be a watershed opportunity in Canadian history, a lawyer is trying to marshal compromise instead of cancellation with a view to getting 16-year-old Josh Alexander back in school. But so far, no luck. Alexander was suspended from St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario. The teen asserted in class that there Read more

US Catholic Bishop: “No one is transgender”

Monday, August 30th, 2021
no one is transgender

The head of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va, has written that God and the church teach that a person “is created male or female,” and that “no one is transgender”. In a new document, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge calls gender reassignment “wrong and harmful”. He says everyone is male or female as seen in Read more

Transgender and Catholic: A parent’s perspective

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Fifty years ago this year, the church restored the permanent diaconate, opening the doors to married clergy who brought and continue to bring with them all the joys, sorrows, and complexities of family life to ordained ministry. In the case of my family, that included first-hand experience with LGBT people. In the fall of 2013, Read more