Gender Ideology

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Cardinal Willem Eijk

Gender theory confusion shows need for papal encyclical, Dutch cardinal says

Nov 16, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Extreme forms of gender theory have become so influential that a papal encyclical should address the topic, Dutch Cardinal Willem... Read more

British police (file photo)

UK social media arrest: One minute Catholic mom was roasting chicken, the next she was off to jail

Oct 13, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Caroline Farrow says “gender-critical” Catholics have become “soft targets” for LGBTQ crackdowns in the U.K. Read more

A poster against gender ideology exhibited in front of the Peruvian Congress, Oct. 3, 2022.

Large sign outside Peru’s Congress tells OAS: ideology does not define women

Oct 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

A large mobile sign with the message “women are defined by biology, not ideology,” addressed participants of the 52nd General... Read more

Boston Children's Hospital

Medical groups ask DOJ to investigate critics of hospitals’ gender surgeries on children

Oct 4, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The groups urged the Department of Justice to “investigate” and “prosecute” anyone responsible for spreading “disinformation” about gender programs.  Read more

The United Nations General Assembly in New York.

African nations stand alone against abortion rights, gender ideology at the UN 

Sep 16, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The resolution includes language stating that countries must provide “access to safe abortion” as a “human right.” Read more

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Male-female roommates at Catholic colleges? These schools are OK with it

Sep 9, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

Allowing students of the same biological sex to cohabitate is part of a broader embrace of gender ideology gaining traction... Read more

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Doctor says Boston gender clinic mutilates and sterilizes children

Aug 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Controversy erupted last week when news of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Clinic for kids took over social media, prompting outrage... Read more

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AP adopts LGBTQ ideology in new guidance to journalists covering transgender issues

Jul 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Journalists are advised to avoid terms like “biological sex,” “male or female hormones” and “sex change.” Read more

Lambeth Palace, London, residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Church of England lacks 'official definition' of woman, bishop says

Jul 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Robert Innes, the Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, has said that that ecclesial community has no definition of a... Read more

Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of Riga, Latvia (left), speaking during a Catholic conference in Warsaw in May 2022 on the natural law legacy of John Paul II (right.)

How Latvia’s Christian churches use JPII’s natural law teaching to defend life and family

Jun 9, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The archbishop of Riga, Latvia, spoke about the critical need for ecumenical cooperation. Read more

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signs bills in Indianapolis, March 10, 2022.

Indiana governor vetoes bill that would reserve girls' sports to females

Mar 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The governor of Indiana has vetoed a bill aiming to prohibit the participation of males in K-12 girl’s sports, saying... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the Supreme Court, Nov. 1, 2021

Federal officials condemn Texas' investigations of child transgender therapies

Mar 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Biden administration this week issued condemnations of a Texas policy whereby parents who facilitate gender transition medical treatments for... Read more

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Lincoln bishop opposes now-blocked gender identity city ordinance

Mar 3, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Lincoln recently spoke out against a city ordinance, recently blocked by a referendum petition, which added “sexual... Read more

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee archdiocese provides gender theory policy based on biological sex

Jan 20, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee this week put forth a policy related to gender theory, which includes the provision that only... Read more

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Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Alumni of Loyola Marymount University have launched a petition drive calling for the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to stop encouraging students to use preferred pronouns tied to their gender identity.

New Loyola Marymount alumni petition targets use of preferred pronouns

Nov 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

After learning that students at Loyola Marymount University were allegedly being required to include their preferred pronouns on class assignments... Read more

Exeter High School in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Catholic teenager suspended for saying there are only two genders sues school district

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic teenager who was reportedly suspended for saying there are only two genders is suing his New Hampshire public... Read more

The Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Vatican cites Pope Francis’ condemnations of gender ideology in letter to pro-life association

Oct 28, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The letter was released shortly before the Italian senate blocked a controversial ‘anti-homophobia’ bill. Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

'Absurd' pro-abortion laws in California highlight need for parent-child communication, policy expert says

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, and a policy... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.

California governor moves to protect 'privacy' of minors who procure abortions 

Sep 25, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which... Read more