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“Our sexual lives have many areas of sinfulness and I’m not challenging that,” Cardinal McElroy says this week on the Jesuitical podcast. “All I’m saying is that in the Christian moral life, they don’t automatically represent mortal sin.”
A sign illustrates men's and women's restrooms.
Maria Wiering - OSV News
New guidance and policies on ministering to people experiencing gender dysphoria released Jan. 16 by the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, call for compassion and coherence with the church’s teaching on gender and identity.
FaithFaith and Reason
Abigail FavaleElizabeth Sweeny Block
This summer, amid a growing debate about gender identity in the United States, America asked two professors of theology to revisit the 2019 Vatican document on “‘gender theory in education.”
Pope Paul VI and the future Pope John Paul stand side-by-side before a crowd
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The future pope was hesitant about categorically banning contraception before the release of “Humanae Vitae,” documents and recordings show.
FaithShort Take
Shelby Kearns
Far from encouraging sexual activity, the right kind of sex education can teach children that they have the agency to say “no.” Parishes and faith-based groups are ideal for delivering this message.
Politics & SocietyJesuitical
This week on “Jesuitical,” we ask Christine Emba, the author of “Rethinking Sex”: Why are so many millennial women miserable when it comes to their dating and sex lives?