“Be Opened!”

In a church where LGBTQ issues have become so emotionally charged and triggering, I have ironically found space to breathe in the practice and philosophy of another tradition. Read More

Remembering Sr. Donna Quinn, The Expulsion of a Gay Seminarian, And More News

Today's post features news items on the remembrance of LGBTQ advocate Sr. Donna Quinn, the expulsion of a gay seminarian, and more. Read More

Puerto Rico’s Bishop Encourage Participation in Protest Against Gender Curriculum

The Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico has urged people to participate in a recent protest against what they call “gender ideology” which was held in response to the launch of the government’s 'gender perspective curriculum,' which is part of a larger effort to help women and LGBTQ people subject to violence. Read More

Archdiocese Apologizes After Ex-Gay Therapy Ban Compared to Indigenous Massacres

The Archdiocese of Regina has apologized and backed away from remarks made by a representative that compared a proposed bill banning conversion therapy to the harm done by residential schools to Indigenous communities. Read More

New Policy Threatens to Expel Transgender Students from Catholic School

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured the story of a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to transgender student. Today, there are two more stories of how Catholic schools are failing to provide for their LGBTQ students. Read More

Catholic School Denies Re-Enrollment to Student Who Came Out As Transgender

Today's post features a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to a transgender student. Read More

Member of Commission on Women Deacons Defends Priest Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs

A member of Pope Francis' commission on women deacons has come to the defense of a theologian who used slurs against gay priests and was then fined by a German court for hate speech. This defense comes as tensions over the court case heat up. Read More

Embracing Abrahamic Faith

One of the most disturbing chapters of my childhood still haunts me. Read More

Our Stories Let Youth Know That Queerness Is Possible, Writes LGBTQ Catholic

Grace Doerfler is a queer Catholic woman who believes deeply in sharing the wholeness of her identity, even as she struggles to find a home in a church that too often fails to acknowledge and welcome its own queer and trans community. Read More

University of Notre Dame Constructs Anti-LGBTQ Chik-Fil-A Over Student Objections

The University of Notre Dame has proceeded constructing a Chik-fil-A outpost on campus, a move supported by Senator Lindsey Graham, but to which hundreds of students and others objected. Read More