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Prominent Irish Gay Catholic Calls for “Full Sacramental Marriage” for LGBT Couples Ahead of WMF

April 23, 2018

Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality.

Philadelphia Officially Severs Ties With Catholic Foster Care Agency Over LGBTQ Parents

April 22, 2018

Following a report that Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services agency (CSS) does not place foster children in the care of same-sex couples, that city’s Department of Human Services (DHS) decided that it will not sponsor future placements of children through CSS, which receives funds from the city.

QUOTE TO NOTE: Gay Catholic Says Church’s Language on Homosexuality is “Vile”

April 21, 2018

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh’s admission that the institutional Church “struggles to find a language” through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.

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Fr. Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture

Patricia Beattie Jung, a Roman Catholic theologian who has written and taught widely at Protestant and Catholic institutions in the field of Christian sexual ethics, will speak on “Cultivating Sexual Desire: Theological and Pastoral Reflections.”

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Living in Truth: The Call to Authenticity

Theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale will lead this retreat for gay priests, brothers, and deacons, inspired by the Gospel of John’s call to live the truth so as to have life abundant.

October 2-4, 2018 | Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

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Trans-forming Love

A daylong workshop of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

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