Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese Spells Out Falsehoods and Possibilities in Marriage Equality Responses

In Bondings 2.0’s continuing effort to try to chronicle all the key Catholic reactions to the... Read More

Bostock Decision Leaves Question of LGBTQ Church Workers Undecided in Civil Law

Legal experts and LGBTQ advocates have continued to opine about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, including the impact that ruling might have on church workers. Read More

Fr. Martin Shares Trans-Related Letters With Vatican Official Behind Anti-LGBTQ Document

Fr. James Martin, SJ, recently met with officials from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which released an anti-LGBTQ document earlier this summer. Martin shared with them three letters from people writing about their transgender-related experiences. Read More

Natural Allies: Survivors of Clergy Abuse and LGBTQ Catholics

During my time here in Rome focused on clergy sexual abuse, it has dawned on me how very similar in spiritual and emotional impact the experiences of sex abuse victims and LGBTQ Catholics are. Read More

Pope Francis’ Bold Tweet and Other Synod News Notes

"This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer." Read More

Cardinal Cupich Says Church Should Learn From Families. We Hope It Will Learn From ALL Families

"Our ministerial approach should begin with the understanding that families are not problems to solve. Rather, they are opportunities for the church to discern with the aid of the Spirit how God is active in our time and what God is calling us to do here and now." Read More

Have U.S. Bishops Given Up Their Culture War Agenda?

Earlier this summer, Jesuit Father Thomas Reese wrote two columns in The National Catholic Reporter dealing... Read More

Four Years Later, What to Make of Pope Francis and LGBT Issues?

Today is the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election, a moment for taking stock of... Read More

Theologian: Gay Priests Must Have Their “Stonewall Moment”

Following initial reactions last week to the Vatican’s new document reaffirming a 2005 ban on... Read More

Let’s Find Out the Real Number of Gay Priests in the Church

“It is time for the bishops to commission a reputable survey to determine what percent... Read More