2018 is rapidly coming to an end, and so Bondings 2.0 once again turns to our readers to ask them to select the best and worst Catholic LGBT news stories of the past year.
With two major Vatican-sponsored international events (the World Meeting of Families and the Synod on Youth), the clergy sexual abuse crisis exploding once again, and all sorts of pastoral initiatives occurring around the globe, it has been a year packed with Catholic LGBT news.
We’ve selected 15 stories as “nominees.” We ask readers to select the top five as “Best” and the top five as “Worst.” From the tallies, we will post the top ten vote getters, in order of rank , for each category. We will post the list of “Worst” stories on December 30th, and the list of “Best” stories on December 31st. The deadline for voting is 5:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time on December 29th.
As you will see, at the end of each ballot, there is a an option for “Other.” Use this choice if you would like to mention a story that you feel should be included among the lists of best and worst.
If your memory needs refreshing about what happened this past year, just use the tools in the right-hand column of this blog to find stories that have been reported on here. You can search by clicking on a category, by using a search term.
Thanks for your help in compiling these lists! We look forward to reading your selections!