A Pastoral Approach to the Celibacy vs. Relationship Debate

In London’s Catholic Herald, Msgr. Keith Barltrop offers sound advice to pastoral ministers working with lesbian... Read More

Is Teaching LGBT Youth About Celibacy a Healthy Possibility?

St. Francis (Frances) Cabrini is often quoted as saying “If something is possible, it will be done.... Read More

Why Do Conversations About Gay Priests Always Focus on Celibacy?

As we mentioned in Tuesday’s Bondings 2.0 post, Chicago’s Fr. Michael Shanahan came out as a gay... Read More

Mandating Celibacy for Gay People Reveals Deep Incoherence in Church's Teachings

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 asked whether a Catholic understanding of mandatory celibacy for lesbian and gay people... Read More

Is Celibacy the New Form of Reparative Therapy for Lesbians and Gays?

Religion News Service published an article this week entitled “Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing... Read More

Some Synod Report Ideas Could Be Helpful If Applied to LGBTQ+ People

The Synod assembly’s final report contains a number of passages that can be applied in positive ways to LGBTQ+ issues.  Read More

Catechism’s Language of “Disordered” Could Change, Says Cardinal; More Synod News

Tomorrow, the Synod on Synodality’s first General Assembly concludes. Bondings 2.0 has covered LGBTQ-related developments all month, but given how often gender and sexuality issues arose, we have not been able to post it all yet. This post is a rundown of those news and commentaries related to the Synod. Read More

Can Church Teaching Change? LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Yes

“Can the church change?” That question is the headline of a new article in U.S. Catholic. Author Don Clemmer attempts to answer this question, which is often asked by many LGBTQ+ Catholics longing to see the church embrace more inclusive teachings. Read More

How Are Synod Assembly Participants on LGBTQ+ Issues? — Part I

This week, New Ways Ministry is announcing a new resource that documents the LGBTQ-related records, good and bad, of Synod assembly participants to help understand how this conversation about inclusion and equality might proceed. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Acknowledges “Particularly Hard Year” As Pride Begins; And More News

Today's post contains news about a Pride message sent out by Bishop John Stowe, new writings by LGBTQ+ Catholics, and more. Read More