Transgender Teen Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination

A transgender teen is suing a Catholic hospital for allegedly denying him a surgery as part of his transition. This case is but the latest example that church-affiliated healthcare systems will increasingly have to deal with trans issues, with the question now being how will the hospitals respond? Read More

Theologian and University President Criticize Catholic “Cyber-Militias”

Theologian Massimo Faggioli and President John Petillo of Sacred Heart University have analyzed some of the issues regarding recent social media attacks from “far-right” Catholic groups who use vicious rhetoric against LGBT people. Here's what they had to say . . .  Read More

Joining Pope Francis, We Pray (and Act) for Church Worker Justice

More work remains, however, as LGBT church workers and others who are simply supportive of equality remain vulnerable. More than 70 have lost their jobs in LGBT-related employment disputes over the last decade. Due to religious exemptions, there have been few legal victories thus far. Catholic institutions largely lack relevant non-discrimination policies. Now is the time to take action. . . Read More

More Bishops Offer Support for Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Book

More bishops have offered their support for Fr. James Martin, SJ's book on LGBT issues in the church, Building a Bridge, though not all episcopal reviews have been positive. Read More

Bishop Wants All Families Welcomed at International Catholic Gathering

An Irish bishop has insisted that supports of marriage equality be included in the World Meeting of Families that will be held in Dublin next year. Here's what else he had to say. . . Read More

CORRECTIONS for Sunday’s Post

We messed up.  In the Bondings 2.0 post for today, Sunday October 15, 2017, we... Read More

Catholic Lesbian Preaches for “Catholic Women Preach” Series

Catholic Women Speak, an initiative which promotes preaching by women through an online video series, invited a married lesbian Catholic woman to offer a reflection on this Sunday's readings. Here is what she had to say about struggling with church teaching and Germany's new marriage equality law....  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis’ Words on Doctrinal Development Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Last week, Pope Francis made in important statement on the development of doctrine which is readily applicable to LGBT issues in the church. Here's what he said. . . Read More

Gay Couples’ Love is “Like the Love of Friends,” Says Australian Bishop

An Australian bishop has said same-gender couples' love is "like the love of friends" and compared their relationships to incestual relationship, all while weighing in as the nation's postal survey on marriage equality that continues through early November. . . Read More

ALL ARE WELCOME: Diocese of San Diego Hosts Mass for 20th Anniversary of “Always Our Children”

A Catholic parish in San Diego hosted a special Mass recently to commemorate the 20th anniversary of "Always Our Children," the U.S. bishops' document addressed to parents with lesbian and gay children and to pastoral ministers.  Read More