Human sexuality

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Argentinian prelate Víctor Manuel Fernández.

Cardinal Fernández responds to uproar over sexually explicit book: ‘I certainly would not write [that] now’

Jan 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, one of the most powerful men in the Vatican, responded to criticism about a book he... Read more


Rediscovered book by Cardinal Fernández features graphic erotic passages on ‘spirituality and sensuality’

Jan 8, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The 1998 book’s provocative, sexually-charged themes are likely to add further scrutiny to the already embattled prefect of the Vatican’s... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Bishop Barron in ‘frank disagreement’ with Synod on Synodality’s report on ‘development of moral teaching’

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron was not the only bishop to highlight the Synod on Synodality’s discussion of the relationship between “love... Read more

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop, and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to publish a letter on sexuality and transgenderism at this time.

‘The truth that has been given to us’: Norway’s Bishop Varden on speaking about sexuality

Apr 5, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to... Read more

Bishop Erik Varden O.C.S.O, of the Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, at the vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome.

Nordic bishops issue letter affirming Church teaching on human sexuality

Mar 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pastoral letter was read aloud at Mass at Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Read more


Report: Catholic medical school teaching gender-transition therapies

Oct 20, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A guest lecturer at Georgetown University's School of Medicine has advocated the use of puberty blockers, feminizing and masculinizing hormone... Read more

Marc Frings speaking at a press conference of the German "Synodal Way" on February 4, 2022

German ‘Synodal Way’ a ‘conscious statement against Catechism,’ says official

Jul 19, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The German “Synodal Way” is aiming to change the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by proposing “a conscious statement against the... Read more

Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame students disturbed by anti-Catholic rhetoric

Oct 2, 2019

Students and observers are reacting to a hand-painted sign, posted outside an academic hall at the University of Notre Dame,... Read more

Michelangelo's The Creation of Eve, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, c. 1510.

Natural family planning, theology of the body – the Church's 'best-kept secrets'

Feb 11, 2015

If you ask Archbishop Aquila, theology of the body and natural family planning – both practical resources on human sexuality... Read more