Pope Francis gestures as he delivers his speech to the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square in The Vatican on October 8, 2017, during the Sunday Angelus prayer. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Vatican Intensifies Battle Against ‘Gender Theory’

The Vatican under Pope Francis is consolidating its opposition to “gender theory,” the notion that maleness and femaleness can be separated from biological sex, according to veteran Vatican analyst John L. Allen, Jr.


Pope Francis Decries ‘Unisex Utopia’ of Trangenderism

In a powerful address in the Vatican Thursday, Pope Francis reaffirmed the importance of sexual differentiation, citing the “blessed difference” between men and women as revealed in the biblical book of Genesis.


Gay Rainbow Catholics Foresee ‘New Era’ of Pastoral Care

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics is out with a response to the recently concluded Vatican synod on marriage and the family, noting its optimism that “a new era for inclusive pastoral care of LGBT people is going to start after the synod.”

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Pope Inadvertently Gives Blessing to Children’s Book on Gay Families

Though a known opponent of gay marriage and “gender theory,” Pope Francis has unintentionally given his endorsement to a children’s book proposing alternative family styles, including same-sex parents, with a letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State.


Half Million Gather in Rome for Massive Pro-Family Protest

Despite a torrential downpour, an estimated 500,000 people gathered Saturday in Rome under the banner of “Family Day,” protesting gender ideology and LGBT programs in schools and reaffirming the nature of marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at th end of his weekly open-air general audience on September 4, 2013 in St.Peters square at the Vatican. The pontiff asked for a big turnout at a Vatican vigil on Saturday for peace in Syria and thanked the world's faithful and non-believers for their …

In Green Encyclical, Pope Comes Down Hard on Transgender

For Pope Francis, in the framework of responsible stewardship for creation, the manipulation of gender implies an assault on the Creator and a disrespect for his designs. In his new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, the Pope condemns the

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Italian Families Protest Forced Cross-Dressing of Schoolchildren

Parents from the north of Italy have organized a massive demonstration against gender ideology in schools called “Defend Our Children,” to be held this Saturday in the Saint John Lateran Square in Rome. The demonstrators will be protesting Italian educational programs that are meant to blur the sexual identity of children.

General papal audience in St. Peter's Square, The Vatican, Rome, Italy - 07 Jan 2015

Pope Francis Slams ‘Gender Ideology,’ Again

Pope Francis insisted again on Monday that the “complementarity of man and woman” is essential to marriage, but is under attack from “so-called gender ideology, in the name of a freer and fairer society.”

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S.F. Archbishop Slams Gender Ideology in the Wake of Jenner Celebrity

Never one to retreat from controversy, San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has weighed in on the trans-Jenner debate, arguing that men don’t suddenly become women just through a physical operation, cross-dressing or being addressed with new names.


Children Are Not the Cause of Poverty, Says Pope Francis

“Some people say that large families and the birth of so many children are among the causes of poverty,” said Pope Francis Wednesday, an opinion that he characterized as “simplistic.” The Pope pointed to economic systems that trample the human person as the true cause of poverty. “This is the main reason for poverty, not families,” he said.