LGBT

J.D. Long-García June 14, 2019
Critics and supporters of the Vatican’s latest document on gender and sexuality may find little common ground on the issue, but they can agree on this: The church needs to further a dialogue about transgender individuals.
Olga Segura June 14, 2019
This week, we interview Pat Gothman, one of the co-founders of the online queer Catholic community, Vine & Fig.
Colleen Dulle June 13, 2019
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and Colleen unpack the most comprehensive Vatican document on gender identity yet.
A teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson, Ky., helps third-grade students with a reading lesson on March 28, 2019. A new document from the Vatican Congregation on Education states that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
David Cloutier June 12, 2019
The Vatican’s document on “gender theory” is bound to create further conflict, writes David Cloutier of the Catholic University of America, but it exposes the confusion around the differences between nature and choice, and between respect and affirmation.
Revelers carry a rainbow flag along Fifth Avenue during the L.G.B.T. Pride Parade in New York on June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
James Martin, S.J. June 11, 2019
The Congregation for Catholic Education’s new document on 'gender theory’ is a welcome invitation to dialogue. But it also contradicts science and ignores the real-life experience of L.G.B.T. people, Fr. James Martin, S.J. writes.
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