Italy’s Catholic Scouting Organization Wrestles With LGBT Inclusion

Italian scouting programs have had mixed gender scouting experiences for the last fifty years, but they have just recently started grappling with LGBT people in the Catholic church run organization. Read More

Priest: Earthquakes Are “Divine Punishment” for Civil Unions in Italy

The Vatican forcefully rejected assertions by an Italian priest that recent earthquakes in Italy are divine... Read More

Former Nuns Celebrate Civil Union in Italy, as Ousted Priest Marks Anniversary of Coming Out

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 3, 2016 Two women in Italy who had formerly... Read More

Italy Is a Case Study for How the Church Can Build Up a Marriage Culture

Civil unions by same-gender couples have begun in Italy, implementing a law passed earlier this year against... Read More

Fired Lesbian Teacher Wins Discrimination Case Against Catholic School in Italy

A Catholic school in Italy has been found guilty of discrimination for firing a teacher based... Read More

Despite Vatican Opposition, Italy Passes Civil Unions Bill for Lesbian and Gay Couples

In what is being referred to as a rejection of Vatican influence into Italian politics,... Read More

Lay Catholics in Italy Split on Civil Unions Question

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 explored how Pope Francis and the Italian hierarchy have engaged that nation’s present... Read More

Are Civil Unions Coming to Italy? Pope Francis & Bishops Hope Not

Italy’s Parliament began debating civil unions for same-gender couples this week. Whatever the outcome of a... Read More

Catholic School Teacher in Italy Loses Job Because of Lesbian Rumors

The disturbing trend of firing Catholic school teachers because of LGBT issues has moved overseas,... Read More

From Italy, An Open Letter Calls for Catholic Welcome to LGBT People

Three Italian priests and one nun in have sent an open letter to the Archbishop... Read More