It’s Our 8th Birthday and Giving Tuesday!

Eight years and still going strong!

On November 28th, Bondings 2.0 reached the eight-year mark!  No one is more surprised than I am that what began as a small side project has become such an important part of Catholic LGBTQ discussions.  We are so gratified that so many people continue to find it an important source for news, opinion, and spirituality.

Since November 28, 2011, our blog has posted content every single day, sometimes twice or three times a day, totaling over 3,200 posts!  When I started the blog, I hoped we would have enough material to post three times a week as a minimum goal.  We have found that instead of scraping for material, we are in fact inundated by it!  The volume of news and other content concerning Catholic LGBTQ issues is immense, and we try to provide you with the best and most significant items.

As you can see from the list of blog contributors, our staff is growing, and we are expanding it to include some theological commentators.  We are also developing new ways for our blog readers to contribute material, such as the upcoming “Isaiah Project: An Advent LGBTQ Reflection Series.”  Please check it out and consider  participating!

Today is Giving Tuesday, an international event to highlight the importance of donating to non-profit organizations during the Christmas gift-giving season.  Would you consider sending a donation to New Ways Ministry to support the work of Bondings 2.0?  This is the only time during the year that we come to our readers asking for donations for the blog.

You can also mail a check made out to New Ways Ministry to our office at 4012 29th Street, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712.  Please note “Bondings 2.0” in the check’s memo line.

We would be most grateful for any donation you can provide to help us continue this ministry.  You would not only be helping us by your donation, but the thousands upon thousands of readers around the globe who turn to Bondings 2.0 as a source of information and support.

If your finances are a little stretched right now, a free way that you can support us is to let your friends know about our blog, and encourage them to subscribe to it.  Subscribing is as easy as clicking here, and then entering an email address.  Your friends will receive an email every time the blog is updated, usually once a day.  It’s convenient because then they don’t have to keep checking the blog for updates.  The blog will come to them!

Whether or not you can donate either financially or by spreading the word, please know that we deeply appreciate your support and interest in Bondings 2.0, New Ways Ministry, and building a church and societies that are just and equal for LGBTQ people and their families.  We will continue to keep you in our prayers of gratitude for all the good you do for us and for others!

Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry, December 3, 2019