Gay Polish Couple Journeys to Vatican to Petition Pope’s Support for LGBTQ Community

Against homophobic and transphobic attacks from bishops, a gay couple creatively and peacefullyasked Pope Francis for his intervention and guidance. Read More

Transgender Woman Among Catholic Feminists Applying for Church Offices Reserved to Men

A transgender woman was part of a group of eight women who recently applied to fill roles in Catholic ministries that are currently reserved for men. The group, called Toutes Apôtres! (All Apostles!) is part of a new wave of French Catholic feminism. Read More

Is the Courage Model Appropriate as LGBTQ Ministry?

Is a support group for celibacy, like Courage, a model appropriate for all who wish to deepen their commitment, grow in virtue, and serve the Church? Read More

How I Got to Know Tax Collectors and Prostitutes

I want to think about the way being gay has allowed me to meet a whole group of people whom I otherwise would have missed or misjudged had my trajectory never been altered by my sexuality. Read More

Haitian Church Leaders Oppose Legal Reforms to Protect LGBTQ People; And More News

Today's post features news about Haitian church leaders' opposition to protections for LGBTQ people, awards for Michael O'Loughlin's podcast about AIDS and the Catholic Church, and more. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Says Fr. Tony Flannery’s Refusal to Sign Vatican Oaths Shows “Real Love” for Church

In today's post from Sr. Jeannine Gramick, she writes about how Fr. Tony Flannery's refusal to sign Vatican oaths on women's leadership and on LGBTQ equality actually "shows a real love for this Church." Read More

U.S. Bishops Laud Trump Administration Allowance of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination at Homeless Shelters

Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have lauded regulatory changes made by the Trump administration that remove protections against anti-LGBTQ discrimination in federally-funded housing services, like shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Read More

Trump Administration Files Court Brief in Support of Archdiocese that Fired Gay Church Worker

Three separate parties, including the Trump administration, have filed friend-of-the court briefs with Indiana’s highest court, arguing that a lawsuit against a local archdiocese which fired a gay Catholic high school teacher should be dismissed on religious liberty grounds. Read More

What Catholic LGBTQ Church Workers–And EVERYBODY–Need to Know About the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is again capturing the nation's political attention with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the struggle over her replacement now already playing out. But this transition is only the latest significant moment involving the court and LGBTQ equality this year, particularly in the areas of employment law and religious liberty. Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More