Brazilian Cardinal Celebrates Memorial Mass for Local Victims of Anti-LGBTQ Violence

A top bishop in Brazil joined two LGBTQ groups to hold a memorial Mass for those who had died due to homophobic and transphobic violence. Read More

German Bishop Supportive of Blessing Same-Gender Couples Asks “Why Not?”

A German bishop who has repeatedly vocalized his support for blessing same-gender couples in the church again spoke out, asking in a media interview, why such blessings are not possible, as the Vatican has said. Read More

Celebrating Pride In a New Catholic Moment

Pride Month feels a little different this year than in the past. For one thing,... Read More

Catholic Bishops Help Stop LGBTQ Rights Initiatives in Chile, Korea, and Belize

Bishops in Chile have expressed their opposition to a surprise proposal by the nation's president to pass marriage equality, though signaled support for civil union-style legislation. Meanwhile, there are developments in Korea and Italy in how church leaders have responded to LGBTQ civil rights. Read More

Bishops in Ghana Must End Their Support for Anti-LGBTQ Abuse, Says Fr. Dan Horan

Church leaders in Ghana needs to reorient their approach to the criminalization of LGBTQ people given their homophobic record, writes Franciscan theologian Fr. Dan Horan. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Freedom Week Helps Perpetuate Another “Big Lie”

Later this month is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Religious Freedom Week, an eight-day period when Catholics are supposed to pray and act on alleged threats to religious liberty. While some concerns are valid, the bishops' conference is again spreading disinformation in its attempt to suppress LGBTQ rights. Read More

Bishop Tells Fired LGBTQ Church Worker: “I Apologize for the Pain It Has Caused You”

A U.S. bishop has apologized to a former church worker who was fired over her same-gender marriage, and has criticized some of the nation's bishops for promoting discriminatory policies and actions against LGBTQ people. Read More

What Does Boris Johnson’s Latest Wedding Have to Do With LGBTQ Catholics?

What does Boris Johnson's latest marriage have to do with LGBTQ Catholics? A bit more than appears at first glance, wrote one journalist and educator. Read More

An Increasing Number of Canadian Catholic School Districts Opt to Fly Pride Flags

Readers of Bondings 2.0 will recount how, year after year, there are disputes in Canada's publicly-funded Catholic school districts about whether and how to recognize Pride Month each June. Many of these disputes center around flying rainbow flags. Thankfully, this year more districts have taken the positive step of choosing to do so, though not all. Read More

The Bodies of Christ (Not a Typo)

Receiving the Bodies of Christ again feels to me like coming home to a warm supper after a long day on the road – it’s not just the food, but the family around the table, who make it the regular, perhaps underappreciated miracle that it is Read More