Transgender Catholics Face Rejection from Vatican’s Gender Policy

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On “Psychology Behind the Headlines,” hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the Vatican’s recent affirmation of a strict binary view on gender.

Conflicting Messages Hurt

The Vatican’s stance clashes with Pope Francis’s earlier words of welcome, causing pain and confusion for transgender Catholics.

A Call for Acceptance

Ryan references the story of Mary Magdalene, a figure accepted by Christ, to argue that love and acceptance should be extended to all.

Finding Support

It’s important for transgender Catholics to find community and support during this difficult time, whether within the faith or through other resources.

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