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Cleveland diocese requires schools to “out” trans students to their parents

Cleveland diocese requires schools to “out” trans students to their parents

NewsViews David Palmieri / October 16, 2023

The directive, which appears to be the first of its kind among other U.S. diocesan policies addressing gender identity in schools, requires the schools to inform students’ parents “with reasonable promptness.”

Synodal documents reveal a shift in how the church describes LGBTQ people

Views David Palmieri / October 7, 2023

Using this acronym is historic because the church has long persisted in an argument against these letters and their variations, at times denying that LGBTQ people, described as such, even exist.

Baltimore archbishop tells Outreach he hopes to “form Christian disciples” in LGBTQ pastoral ministry

Views David Palmieri / July 28, 2023

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the current U.S.C.C.B. vice president, released last week “Like Every Disciple,” a set of guidelines written as a personal letter for the pastoral accompaniment of LGBTQ persons.

A new strategy for gender identity questions in Catholic schools: transcendence

Views David Palmieri / July 10, 2023

The best pastoral ministers are also very effective at tending to and honoring stories. This is the way of Jesus.

Catholic schools must show LGBTQ students they are loved

Views David Palmieri / March 7, 2023

Our mission is to help students move through a process of self-discovery, guiding them toward a transcendent horizon where they meet Jesus Christ and a better version of themselves.

Exclusionary diocesan policies on gender and sexuality can harm LGBTQ students’ mental health

Views David Palmieri / March 6, 2023

Studies from the Centers for Disease Control in 2016 and 2019 show alarmingly elevated risks of suicide among LGBTQ teens.

How new U.S. diocesan policies intentionally exclude LGBTQ youth

Views David Palmieri / March 3, 2023

These policies mostly lack a foundation in lived experience and pastoral care, which hinders the work of evangelization being done in Catholic schools.

The church can unfairly caricature and defame LGBTQ people. How should we respond?

Views David Palmieri / December 12, 2022

More than 300 years later, LGBTQ persons are being cast as the new witches. From schools to libraries, legislative floors to judicial chambers, public discourse is obsessed with gay and trans persons.

The Archdiocese of Denver has a new policy on sexual identity. Here are six ways it harms LGBTQ people.

Views David Palmieri / November 17, 2022

Continuing to prioritize the battle for religious liberty over a disproportionately small number of LGBTQ kids leaves us complicit in the culture of death.

New Zealand bishops release trailblazing document for Catholic educators on sexual diversity

Views David Palmieri / October 18, 2022

While the United States continues to see diocesan policies emerge in response to LGBTQ issues, “Aroha” takes a different approach. When deciding on events or activities, the document advises that “each situation must be judged on its merits.”