Brian Fraga is NCR staff reporter. His email address is bfraga@ncronline.org. Follow him on Twitter at @brianfraga.

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Trans men 'unknowingly admitted' to Catholic seminaries, bishops' committee alleges

A U.S. bishops' conference memo alleges that an unspecified number of transgender men have been "unknowingly admitted" to diocesan seminaries and houses of formation for religious orders. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki wrote that "luckily" none of those seminarians had been ordained.

Mel Gibson chimes in to support 'canceled' priests like Fr. James Altman

In a recent video appearance, Hollywood actor Mel Gibson espoused anti-Vatican II views and endorsed the Coalition for Canceled Priests, a new organization for priests whose bishops have removed them from ministry.

Even some Catholic pro-lifers have concerns about Texas' abortion law

Some who otherwise support the Texas Heartbeat Act's aim to curb legal abortions have qualms about its enforcement mechanism, which critics say risks creating an unseemly bounty system and disastrous legal precedents.

At prayer breakfast, bishop involved in Biden text focuses on truth over unity

A member of the U.S. bishops' committee charged with writing a controversial document on "eucharistic consistency" told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Sept. 14 that "unity requires truth," or else it will fail.