Baltimore Archdiocese Transgender Workshop Is a Lesson in What NOT to Do

On March 8, 2018, I attended a workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Mount Airy, Maryland, entitled “The Catholic Church and Gender Identity.” . . . . I left demoralized. Read More

Lost in Translation: Our Baptismal Identity

God bestows that common, fundamental identity equally on all of us in baptism, a physical sign of grace for our actual, embodied, living selves, with all our histories, bumps, warts, and “tendencies.” Read More

Easter Blessings to You!

"I believe that God really has dived down into the bottom of creation, and has come up bringing the whole redeemed nature on his shoulders." Read More

Holy Saturday: Waiting in the Between

What is the spiritual message of Holy Saturday? Read More

Good Friday: God’s Love Poured Out

It is no use to talk in a large vague way about the love of God. Read More

Holy Thursday: Jesus Still Washes Our Feet

“From our feet, we can tell how the rest of our body is doing. The way we follow the Lord reveals how our heart is faring. " Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Irish Theologian Urges Greater Acceptance of Gays

March, a month in which we all celebrate Irish heritage, has had some shaky news about relationships between the Irish and LGBT communities. But 18 years ago, an eminent Irish theologian was arguing for greater LGBT inclusion in the church. Read More

Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Advocate for Bill to Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

U.S. bishops sent a supportive letter to a federal lawmaker who introduced the latest version of a "license to discriminate" bill, which would allow business and nonprofits to deny services to LGBT people. Read More

With Palms and Nails

For Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent, Bondings 2.0 is presenting spiritual reflections from a diverse group... Read More