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Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

UPDATE: Indiana Catholic women’s college now accepting men who identify as women

Nov 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana will now be accepting men who identify as women, the college confirmed this... Read more

A baptismal font in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

Vatican doctrine office: Transgender-identifying people can be baptized, witness marriages

Nov 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the document in response to questions from a Brazilian bishop. Read more

Monica Bertagnolli testifies during her Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing to be the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Oct. 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Biden NIH nominee grilled on funding for gender transition research, fetal tissue

Oct 20, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Monica Bertagnolli answered questions for about two hours on Capitol Hill on Wednesday before the Senate Health Committee. Read more

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Biological Integrity Initiative arms parents against transgender ‘ideology’

Oct 20, 2023

By Martin Barillas

Sponsored by the American College of Pediatricians, the initiative encourages physicians to speak out on gender dysphoria and assist policymakers. Read more

Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

‘Each of us is loved’: California bishops’ letter shows Church response to gender ideology

Oct 16, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The joint letter follows other documents and pastoral letters issued by prelates to offer clarity and guidance regarding topics of... Read more

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves following his speech during the final day of the Conservative Party Conference on Oct. 4, 2023, in Manchester, England.

British prime minister says traditional understanding of gender is ‘common sense’

Oct 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made the comments about gender at a speech at the Conservative (Tory) Party’s annual gathering... Read more

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Catholic schools must be faithful and welcoming on gender identity, Cleveland Diocese says

Sep 14, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Cleveland issued policy guidelines on gender identity and related LGBT issues for its Catholic schools. Read more

Prisha Mosley is suing her previous therapists and medical doctors for facilitating a gender transition when she was a teen.

North Carolina woman files lawsuit in wake of gender transition surgery as a teen

Jul 20, 2023

By SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S.

Prisha (Abigail) Mosley is suing the therapists, doctors, and medical facilities who facilitated her medicalized gender transition when she was... Read more

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Loyola University offers course in ‘transgender’ health care, including treatment of children

Jul 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The two-week course purports to “teach students the evidence-based treatment of LGBTQ+ patients in medicine.”  Read more

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UPDATE: Portland Archdiocese says schools department closure not due to gender ideology feud

Jun 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The archdiocese says it is reevaluating how to evangelize and “integrate schools more fully into our mission” given a changing... Read more

"Transformers: Earthspark" Red Carpet Premiere & Reception at Paramount Studios, Sherry Lansing Theatre on Nov. 5, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Nonbinary characters in kids’ Transformers show raise concern, backlash

May 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“Transformers: EarthSpark” launched in November as part of a growing trend that adds transgender or nonbinary characters to children’s television... Read more

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New York Archdiocese: We’re investigating ‘God is trans’ exhibit at Catholic parish

May 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The exhibit “maps the queer spiritual journey” and claims that “there is no devil.” Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Full text of Bishop Paul Coakley’s pastoral letter on gender dysphoria, transgender movement

“On the Unity of the Body and Soul: Accompanying Those Experiencing Gender Dysphoria” was released on Good Shepherd Sunday. Read more

A Notre Dame series titled “Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change” held an event titled “Trans Care + Abortion Care: Intersections and Questions” on Zoom on March 20, 2023, and drew an audience of about 105 viewers.

Notre Dame ‘abortion doula’ talk was unworthy of Catholic university, local bishop laments

Mar 22, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said the event provided an abortion facilitator “a platform for unanswered pro-abortion... Read more

Exterior of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Emails raise questions about Philadelphia children’s hospital transgender surgeries on minors

Nov 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Jonah McKeown

In a 2017 email, a doctor at the transgender clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said she was not aware... Read more

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Do we know enough about puberty blockers? No, according to N.Y. Times report

Nov 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The use of puberty blockers on self-identified transgender children and teens has drawn scrutiny in a recent New York Times... Read more

Chloe Cole testifies outside the U.S. Capitol for H.R. 8731 in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 20, 2022.

‘Former trans kid’ Chloe Cole sues doctors for medical malpractice

Nov 11, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The 18-year-old is suing the doctors who performed transgender procedures, including an irreversible double mastectomy, on her when she was... Read more

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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

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

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Tennessee governor urges investigation of Vanderbilt pediatric transgender clinic

Sep 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into the Vanderbilt University Medical Center after comments on transgender surgeries. Read more