Legislators in Switzerland legalized marriage equality despite opposition from the Catholic bishops, and also approved changes to ease government record changes for transgender and intersex people.
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
New studies have found that U.S. Catholic attitudes towards same-gender civil marriage and the overall acceptance of LGBTQ identities has increased exponentially over the last 30 years. Similar cultural patterns have emerged globally, although disparities persist in various parts of the world.
If Catholic leaders are ever curious about the harm their LGBTQ-negative positions do to the life of the church, they need look no farther than Poland. A new survey shows just how severe that damage can be.
Queer Catholic activist Jamie Manson recently shared about why she stays in the struggle for greater justice and equality in the church, even when it can be trying to do so at times.
Today, we present our readers’ picks for the Best Catholic LGBTQ News Events of 2020.
Thanks to Bondings 2.0 readers who responded to our annual poll, today we present a ranking of what are considered the ten worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year.
What do you think were the worst and best Catholic news events of 2020?
Against its many critics, theologian Brian Flanagan writes a defense of the Vatican’s 2020 Nativity scene that has lessons for LGBTQ Catholics and allies, too.
A leading bishop in Mexico has spoken favorably about Pope Francis’ support for same-gender civil unions and call for families not to exclude LGBTQ members.
Today’s post features news stories on Catholic reform groups’ support for Fr. Tony Flannery, a new gay Catholic’s appointment to the California Supreme Court, musician Gina Chavez speaking out on being queer and Catholic, and more.
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