Posts Tagged ‘Transgender’

I’m afraid to return to Mass. It’s not because of Covid.

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
afraid to return to Mass

For two years now, I have gone to Mass twice every Sunday, although I do so seated at my kitchen table. I can see the local Catholic church from my window, but I haven’t been inside it since the brief window, mid-pandemic, of supposed normality in July 2021. From my small town in Oregon, I Read more

Where’s the welcome? Trans Catholics mostly rejected

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Trans Catholics in the US say they’re having a hard time retaining their faith. Apart from a small number of individual parishes, transgender people are kept outside the community. Even the US Conference of Catholic Bishops rejects the concept of gender transition. Trans people also face rebukes from fellow Catholics, which drives them away. One Read more

Catholic Medical Association and paediatricians sue over ‘transgender mandate’

Monday, August 30th, 2021

The US Catholic Medical Association has joined a lawsuit against a Biden administration rule. They say the transgender mandate –  reintroduced in May – tramples the conscience rights of doctors opposed to gender-transitioning procedures. The mandate does not provide exemptions for doctors from performing gender-transitioning procedures after a mental health professional’s referral. It overrules their Read more

Priests learning learn to minister to transgender people

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Learning to minister to transgender people is the subject of a new Zoom series created for priests. A transgender Catholic, James Pignatella is one of the speakers in the three-part Zoom series which began last month. The next sessions are on 18 November and 15 December. The series aims to educate Catholic priests on how Read more

Nun’s help for transgender women gets pope’s blessing

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Pope Francis has promised to pray for a nun and the transgender women the nun is helping. Discalced Carmelite nun Mónica Astorga Cremona wrote to Pope Francis telling him about the inauguration of a new housing complex she has established to help transgender women living in poverty. The new 12-studio apartment complex in Neuquén, Argentina, Read more

The science on transgender sport

Monday, August 10th, 2020
transgender sport

The man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women’s rugby says he hates that his work has created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats. “That’s not the case,” says sports scientist Ross Tucker. “I wish that society would be accepting.” The report was leaked a couple of weeks ago Read more

Bishops issue gender identity guidelines

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have published guidelines regarding gender identity for Catholic schools. The guidelines stress the schools’ Catholic mission and the Church’s doctrinal teaching on sexuality and identity. “The Catholic school is committed to providing a safe environment that allows students to flourish academically, physically, and spiritually.” “Catholic schools are obliged to provide an education Read more

Warnings over surge in youth transgender cases

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Clinicians are calling for an ­urgent national inquiry into the safety and ethics of giving unproven hormone drug treatment to ever younger children who are confused about sex and gender. A detailed submission, arguing that risks including infertility and lifelong regret outweigh the ­benefits to trans children and teenagers, was sent yesterday to Health Minister Read more

5 transgender Catholics on the Vatican’s rejection of their gender identity

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

When Colleen Fay of Mount Rainier, Maryland, came out as transgender 12 years ago to her parish music director, she was fired from her position on the choir. She later described feeling like she was in “doctrinal limbo” because there is no universal teaching on gender from the church. “I’m hurt by the Catholic Church Read more

Police investigate mum over transgender pronoun error

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Using the wrong pronoun on Twitter after a debate on transgender children resulted in a five-month police investigation of a Catholic reporter. The transgender person’s mother, Susie Green – who has since dropped the charges – informed the Police of the pronoun offence. The reporter, Caroline Farrow, then became the subject of a police investigation Read more