Gay Football Player Michael Sam Proposes Marriage Atop Vatican

Michael Sam, the first professional football player to come out as gay, proposed to his fiancee in the Vatican last week just as Pope Francis made his harshest comments as pope to date against same-sex marriage. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Cardinal Dolan, Michael Sam, Civil Unions, and Pope Francis

On Sunday, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan was interviewed on Meet The Press, and he made... Read More

Will German Catholics’ Blessing of Same-Gender Couples Lead to a Church Schism?

Will Germany's Synodal Way, especially its rethinking of church teachings about sexuality and the question of blessing same-gender couples, lead to a schism? Some conservative observers have sounded alarms. As a day of blessing such relationships kicks off in that country and Switzerland, Bondings 2.0 provides the latest updates and takes a look at that question. Read More

100+ Theologians Support New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

Catholic theologians are speaking out about why they support New Ways Ministry's pledge to bless same-gender couples, signed by more than 3,000 Catholics since it was launched in response to the Vatican's ban on such blessings. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics and Allies Worldwide Condemn Vatican Ban on Same-Gender Blessings

Reactions to the Vatican's recent ban on blessing same-gender couples reveal that Catholic support for LGBTQ equality is a global phenomenon. Today's post features reactions from a number of countries. Read More

Guam Politician Barred from Being Confirmation Sponsor Over Same-Gender Relationship

The Lt. Governor of Guam has been prohibited from sponsoring his niece at confirmation due to his same-gender relationship. Read More

Detroit Parishioners Back Lesbian Church Worker Fired Over Same-Gender Marriage

A part-time music director was fired this week from a Catholic parish near Detroit after the archdiocese learned of her marriage to her same-gender partner. Read More

Catholic Schools Skip Astronaut’s Homecoming Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

The nation’s first openly gay astronaut recently spoke about her six months aboard the International Space Station on October 10 at her Catholic high school alma mater. Nearly 1,000 students attended from several area schools. However, several schools were notably absent. Read More

Archdiocese Denies Same-Gender Catholic Couple the ‘Freedom to Bury’

A Catholic cemetery refused a same-gender couple’s headstone design because officials say its symbols conflict... Read More

Priest Who Denied Communion to Same-Gender Couple Now Disrupts Parishioner’s Funeral

A Montana priest’s disruption of a parishioner’s funeral recently has its roots in his denial of communion to... Read More