A pilgrimage of LGBTQ+ Catholics celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the organizing group, the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC), being recognized at the liturgy.
About Robert Shine, Managing Editor
Robert Shine is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, where he has served since 2012. He is the Managing Editor for Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of LGBTQ Catholic news, opinion, and spirituality. Bob has degrees in theology from The Catholic University of America and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released its national synthesis for the Synod on Synodality, which includes LGBTQ+ issues, although in a mixed way that is not entirely positive.
Today’s post features news updates about a Redemptorist priest’s new book on LGBTQ saints and historical figures and more news.
Australia’s bishops have published a new guide about gender in Catholic education that, while adhering to transgender-negative beliefs, presents a more nuanced approach than similar diocesan policies in the United States.
The Flemish bishops have released a new liturgy to bless same-gender couples, citing Amoris Laetitia in doing so and defying directly the Vatican’s 2021 ban on such liturgies.
Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on positive LGBTQ-related developments that occurred at the latest assembly of Germany’s Synodal Way. Today’s post looks more closely at one of the documents approved related to gender diversity.
An assembly of Germany’s Synodal Way passed several LGBTQ-affirming resolutions last weekend, though a main document calling for the church church to reconsider its sexual ethics failed to pass. In posts today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will update readers on what happened and what it may mean.
Mychal Judge, like the Prodigal Son, overcame his brokenness and shame through honesty, humility, and self-acceptance. And through that, he was able to return to the embrace of an all-loving God, who like the father in today’s gospel pulls out all stops and spares no expense to show us extravagant love.
Tomorrow is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. As such, it is also the 21st anniversary of the death of Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, a gay priest who was the chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.
A German bishop has decried the murder of a transgender man, saying there should be no tolerance for any form of discrimination, including against LGBTQ+ people.
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