Cardinal Marx, Top Advisor to Pope Francis, Acknowledges He Blessed LGBTQ Couple

A top cardinal and close advisor to Pope Francis has acknowledged he blessed an LGBTQ couple, while also calling for church teaching on homosexuality to be reformed. Read More

Cardinal Marx Says He Did Not State Support for Blessing Lesbian/Gay Couples

Germany's Cardinal Reinhard Marx said definitively that he does not support blessing ceremonies for lesbian and gay couples, ending several weeks of speculation based on comments he made in an interview which originally appeared to support such rituals. Read More

What to Make of Cardinal Marx's Ambivalence Toward Gay & Lesbian Couples?

Readers of this blog may become tired over the next year of hearing about Munich’s... Read More

SYNOD 2015: Cardinal Marx's New Approach to Lesbian & Gay Relationships

One of the strongest pro-gay voices to emerge at the synod in October 2014 was... Read More

For Second Time, Archbishop Apologizes to Gay Community for Mistreatment by Church

A German archbishop has apologized again to lesbian, bisexual, and gay people for the church's mistreatment of them, saying this mistreatment was an "unholy line of tradition." Read More

Still, The Arc in the Church Continues to Bend

“What are you, a masochist?” We in the Catholic LGBTQ community sometimes hear this question from well-meaning, non-Catholic friends, who wonder how we can remain in a Church that seems, in many ways, not to want us. Read More

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More

Who’s Prodigal Now? Queer People Need to Know

A third definition of “prodigal” in the dictionary surprised me: “yielding abundantly: LUXURIANT.” With this definition, my understanding of the parable of the Prodigal Son shifted. Read More

At Mass, Top Cardinal Apologizes to LGBTQ People for Church’s Mistreatment of Them

A top German cardinal apologized to LGBTQ people for the way they have been treated by the church. Read More

Poland Reveals Damage That Catholic Officials’ Anti-LGBTQ Opposition Does to Church

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. Read More