Indonesian Priest Says Catholic Church Recognizing Same-Gender Marriages “Is Possible”

Recognizing same-gender marriages in the Catholic Church is entirely possibly an Indonesian priest has said, prompting mixed reactions in the country. Read More

Diocese Stalls Church Property Sale Over Nonprofit’s Care for Transgender Youth

A Michigan diocese’s property covenant prohibits buyers from supporting transgender youth, so the proposed sale of a shuttered Catholic church is at a standstill. Read More

In Argentina, Catholic Ministers Expand Pastoral Outreach to Transgender Community

In Argentina, the Catholic Church has been expanding its pastoral outreach to the transgender community by opening shelters to provide living space for those who have been excluded from family and from society. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

On Pentecost, Welcoming Diversity with Wonderment and Joy

This speaking in tongues on Pentecost, this difference and diversity, was not greeted with fear but with wonderment and joy. Read More

Allentown Catholic Pushing for LGBTQ Ministry Says “I’m Not Going Anywhere”

A gay Catholic man in Pennsylvania has begun a lay-led ministry to reach out to LGBTQ people who, in his words “have been judged harshly and walked away.” Read More

Croatian Archbishop Issues Apology to Lesbian/Gay People For Catholics’ Rejection

An archbishop in Croatia has issued an apology to lesbian and gay people rejected by the church, bringing a positive voice to a highly-Catholic country where LGBTQ people are still stigmatized. Read More

Amid Sex Ed Debate, Mary McAleese Says She Regrets Sending Children to Catholic Schools

Ireland’s former president is at odds with one of the country’s top archbishops in the debate over a sexual education curriculum for Catholic schools, which has caused some people to re-examine the relationship between church and state when it comes to Ireland’s schools. Read More

World’s Largest Publicly-Funded Catholic School System Set to Fly Pride Flags This June

In an affirming and significant decision, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will celebrate Pride Month by flying rainbow flags this June. Read More

Non-Binary Student Leads Movement to Fly Rainbow Flags at Catholic Schools This June

Whether and how to mark Pride Month in Canada’s Catholic schools has been a point of contention in past years, and 2021 has been no different. Today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will look at how two different Catholic school systems responded to requests to fly Pride flags. Read More