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Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more

Pope Francis met with the Italian Autism Foundation in the Vatican's Clementine Hall on April 1, 2022.

Pope Francis advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities in society

Apr 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope underlined that the Church in particular is called to help those with disabilities to “make their voices heard.” Read more

Pope Francis waves to a child at an audience with representatives of the Ambulatorium Sonnenschein in St. Pölten, Austria.

Everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes, Pope Francis tells children with autism spectrum disorder

Sep 21, 2020

Pope Francis told children with autism spectrum disorder Monday that everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes.   Read more

Linden Cameron.

Salt Lake City diocese in prayer after police shooting of boy with autism

Sep 10, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City said it is praying for Linden Cameron, a 13-year-old boy who was seriously... Read more

At the intersection of faith and autism – a Catholic priest shares his story

Apr 2, 2019

When Fr. Matthew Schneider was asked to move on after just one year of a three-year assignment as school chaplain... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Don't marginalize people with autism, cardinal urges

Apr 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Peter Turkson issued a message for World Autism Awareness Day urging faith communities to have meaningful encounters with those... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a baby at a Pontifical Council for Health Care conference on autism Nov. 22, 2014.

Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Nov 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to... Read more