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Catholic school district in Canada mandates LGBT Pride Month awareness, staff training

May 9, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside... Read more

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Catholic university in New England 'affirms support' for LGBT persons

Apr 24, 2021

Sacred Heart University held a rally celebrating LGBT students last month after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... Read more

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Hasbro to sell gender-neutral Potato Head families, criticizing 'limiting' family and gender norms

Mar 1, 2021

The Hasbro toy company is now marketing a gender-neutral Potato Head family set showing same-sex couples and a baby, alongside... Read more

The Italian version of the new Directory for Catechesis, launched at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Jun 25, 2020

Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis, released Thursday. The... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella presents the new Directory for Catechesis at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Vatican releases Catholic directory for catechesis in ‘dynamic continuity’ with Church teaching

Jun 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous directories and its new... Read more

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Department of Education will hear transgender track complaint

Aug 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education will hear a Title IX complaint brought by three female high school track athletes over... Read more

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Gender identity protections good for the economy, companies tell SCOTUS

Jul 2, 2019

More than 200 businesses have asked the Supreme Court to recognize anti-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity and... Read more


In responding to gender theory, ‘forming the formators’ is key, educators say

Jun 24, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Amid a flurry of headlines denouncing the Vatican for releasing a document condemning “gender theory,” theology professors and Catholic educators... Read more

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Vatican’s doctrinal office expected to release document on gender theory

Jun 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing a document which will address Church teaching and the anthropology of the human person... Read more

Catholic 'gender theory' document: clarity for a wounded, oversexed culture?

Jun 11, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic commentators have welcomed a Vatican document warning that gender theory is a cultural and ideological revolution that undermines both... Read more

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New Vatican document says gender theory is 'cultural and ideological revolution'

Jun 10, 2019

A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference,... Read more

How should Catholic educators respond to gender ideology?

Oct 8, 2016

A rising push for gender ideology will have deep consequences, but Catholics can respond in the right way, an English... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal plane during the flight from Baku to Rome, Oct. 2, 2016.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Azerbaijan

Oct 2, 2016

During his flight from Baku, Azerbaijan to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists aboard... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis: Love those who struggle, but don't push gender theory on kids

Oct 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

On his way back from Georgia and Azerbaijan Pope Francis criticized what he called the “wicked” push of gender theory... Read more

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Pope in Georgia blasts gender theory as the 'great enemy' of marriage

Oct 1, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a lengthy, off-the-cuff speech in Georgia, Pope Francis said the world today is at war with marriage, and urged... Read more

The "Defend our Children" demonstration against a civil unions bill, at the St. John Piazza in Rome, June 20, 2015.

Thousands gather in Rome to support the family, oppose gender theory

Jun 23, 2015

A pro-family demonstration drew hundreds of thousands of participants to Rome on Saturday, where the rally gathered those opposed to... Read more

Pope Francis makes a visit to the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Rome on Feb. 8, 2015.

Pope Francis: If men and women aren't different, we have problems

Apr 15, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has warned against gender theories which seek to eradicate differences between man and woman, saying they perpetuate the... Read more

Church in Italy fights against imposition of gender ideology in schools

Jan 31, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The general secretary of the Italian bishops conference stressed on Friday that the attempt to introduce textbooks into the nation's... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard the plane from Manila to Rome, Jan. 19, 2015.

Kids in poor countries suffer when West pushes sex agenda, Pope says

Jan 19, 2015

By Alan Holdren

Pope Francis cautioned on Monday that gender ideologies from the wealthy western world are being imposed on developing nations by... Read more