Sex-change surgery regrets on the rise

Leading genital reconstruction surgeon says he's alarmed by increase in patients seeking reversal of gender reassignment surgery

A world-leading genital reconstruction surgeon is alarmed by the increase in his patients seeking reversals of so-called "gender reassignment surgery." According to a report in The Telegraph, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic has seen a high number of "transgender" people who have undergone sex-change surgeries later express regrets and experience crippling depression and suicidal … [Read more...]

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U.S. Attorney General reverses federal policy on gender-identity rights

Law prohibits gender discrimination but that does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says in new memorandum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new memorandum stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans gender discrimination, but does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, in the workplace. Title VII specifically bars employers from discriminating against employees based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion. The Attorney General … [Read more...]

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San Diego Auxiliary Bishop delivers homily at St. John the Evangelist parish on anniversary of “Always Our Children”

Bishop John Dolan: "These words offered by the U.S. bishops 20 years ago are my sentiments exactly"

San Diego Catholic Diocese Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan delivered the following Homily during the Mass today at St. John the Evangelist parish to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the "Always Our Children" message from the U.S. Bishops (full text): Parents and family members of LGBT children – God’s children – and to all of you gathered today: It is a joy to be with you this … [Read more...]

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Diocese refuses to cancel pro-gay priest’s speech despite lay protests

Statement from Orange diocese: "While this is indeed disturbing, Rev. Boyle will not be speaking on these topics"

A group of California Catholics has questioned their diocese’s plan to host a dissident priest to keynote a lay ministry event. Jesuit Father Greg Boyle is scheduled for a presentation on October 14 at the Diocese of Orange Institute for Pastoral Ministry Diocesan Ministries Celebration. The Diocese of Orange expects 1,500 people to attend the daylong “Encounter, Connect, … [Read more...]

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CDC: Sexually-transmitted diseases reach all-time high in U.S.

There were more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported nationwide in 2016, "the highest number ever," according to the CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

Sexually transmitted diseases rose to an all-time high in the United States last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week, creating a threat that’s challenging the health field. There were more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported nationwide in 2016. That was "the highest number ever," according to the CDC’s annual … [Read more...]

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Chicago cardinal extends invite to Fr. Martin amid cancellations

He will speak March 22 and 23

After a series of speaking appearances were canceled in recent weeks, Jesuit Fr. James Martin received a fresh offer Friday from Cardinal Blase Cupich to address his Chicago archdiocese over two nights during the coming Lenten season. The Windy City invite caps a turbulent week where Martin defended himself — as did two bishops and multiple Catholic commentators — against … [Read more...]

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Families pull children from California school that forced transgender lesson on 5-year-olds

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson several parents say traumatized their 5-year-olds and that parents weren’t told about beforehand. A mother who pulled her son from Grade 6 and daughter from Grade 3 at Rocklin Academy Gateway, where the … [Read more...]

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