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The danger of forcing doctors to perform gender transitions

Oct 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A recent federal rule has come under fire for denying doctors the ability to exercise discretion in deciding whether to... Read more

Catholic event aims to answer 'challenging' sexuality questions with charity

Sep 24, 2016

A Catholic-run conference aims to help clergy, lay ministers, and medical and mental health professionals provide better support for people... Read more

Catholic school says it can't meet demands of transgendered student

Sep 13, 2016

A Catholic high school in New Jersey has denied a transgendered student admission after recognizing it would be unable to... Read more

Fr. James Martin.

Father James Martin wins award from dissenting Catholic group

Sep 7, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Media personality and America magazine editor Father James Martin, S.J. will receive an award from a dissenting Catholic group that... Read more

Sexual orientation and gender identity: what does the science say?

Aug 27, 2016

For most young people who experience feelings of gender dysphoria, the experience is in fact temporary, and a non-heterosexual orientation... Read more

Doctor.

Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries?

Aug 24, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals... Read more

Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

Aug 24, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration guidance that would require schools to comply with transgender... Read more

Women's homeless shelter.

Privacy, safety at stake with proposed rule on homeless shelters

Aug 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety... Read more

St. Patrick's College.

Archbishop moves seminarians from 'gay culture' at St. Patrick's College

Aug 6, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has transferred his seminarians away from Ireland's main seminary, St. Patrick's College, after anonymous accusations... Read more

Supreme Court halts transgender bathroom rule in Virginia school

Aug 4, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a temporary halt to a federal judge’s ruling that a student who identifies as... Read more

Church pews. Public domain.

Will new 'civil rights' silence churches? In Iowa, the fear is real.

Jul 9, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

An Iowa church fears the state civil rights commission could penalize it for preaching and following its views on homosexuality... Read more

Bathroom stalls.

Nearly half of US states have sued over transgender bathroom rule in schools

Jul 8, 2016

Ten states have announced that they are suing the federal government over a rule that would allow students to use... Read more

Court rules Christian Mingle must allow LGBT couples

Jul 6, 2016

A California court ruled last week that ChristianMingle and it’s affiliate faith-based dating websites must allow LGBT singles to search... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

How to understand Pope Francis' 'apology' to the gay community

Jun 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church,... Read more

Prayer candles.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 15, 2016

Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in... Read more

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

Jun 3, 2016

The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned after a scare with her daughters... Read more

Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

May 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 16, 2015.

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016

As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to... Read more

This counseling student says he was expelled for his Christian beliefs

Apr 25, 2016

A former counseling student says that he was pushed out of a university after saying that he would refer same-sex... Read more

Men, women bathroom.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016

Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.  Read more