Posts Tagged ‘Transgender’

Bishops issue gender identity guidelines Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

A Beautiful Bond: Argentinian nun ministers to transgender women Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The term “LGBT” was recently used for the first time in a Vatican document. The working document setting the agenda for the Synod on the Youth taking place next Fall notes, “Some LGBT youth…wish to benefit from greater closeness and experience greater care by the Church.” Sister Monica Astorga, an Argentinian Discalced Carmelite Nun, has Read more

Transgender and Catholic: A parent’s perspective Comments 0

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

The explosion of transgender teens Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The earliest written record from the town of Hamelin in Lower Saxony is from 1384. It states simply, “It is 100 years since our children left.” Historical accounts indicate that sometime in the 13th century, a large number of the town’s children disappeared or perished, though the details of the event remain a mystery. “The Read more

Transgender people urged to become vicars Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Transgender people are being urged in two British counties to become vicars. The move is based on Church of England fears that the church’s reputation for tacitly discriminating against them is alienating young people. Read more Related Posts:Transgender people asking for reversal surgery#MeToo hashtag, abuse and the Church of EnglandYoung people confused, anxious and unhappyCalling Read more

Queer Commonwealth: Faces of the global LGBT movement Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

It should never be illegal to be who you are. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people continue to face high levels of violence and discrimination across the world. 72 countries criminalise male homosexuality, with 45 also criminalising female homosexuality. In the Commonwealth, 36 of its 53 countries maintain laws that make same-sex intimacy between men Read more

Transgender people asking for reversal surgery Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Professor Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a Read more