Transgender Student: Catholic Church Nearly Killed Me. Georgetown Saved Me.'

Catholic higher education in the U.S. is fairly supportive of LGBTQ students. Many colleges offer supports as is evident in New Ways Ministry's gay-friendly listing, though admittedly these supports are of varying quality and intensity. Schools often face conservative critics who claim such supports contradict church teaching and endanger ecclesial affiliation. Read More

On Synod's First Day, Differing Opinions on What Can Be Expected

As I mentioned last week, I’m in Rome for the first part of October to... Read More

A Divided Response to Transgender Persons at Georgetown's Campus

One step forward, one step back. This is the two step experienced by the trans community at Georgetown University's campus as its affiliated hospital faces a discrimination complaint even as name changes become accessible to students.  Read More

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

Priest Removed from Seton Hall University Comes Out as Gay

Seton Hall University's former chaplain removed recently for his publicly support of the NOH8 campaign has come out as gay, speaking as well about his removal for the first time. Read More

U. of Dallas Student to President: Apologize for Speaker or Admit That LGBT Students Are Unwelcome

University of Dallas president Thomas W. Keefe is being asked to apologize for an anti-gay remarks made at the school's commencement ceremony earlier this month. Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: LGBT Issues Play a Role in Catholic Colleges' Commencement Ceremonies

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is addressing Le Moyne College graduates today with hundreds promising to ignore his speech after asking for Dolan's removal. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Baptisms, Hermits, Movie, and Protests

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1)  At an ordination in Rome,... Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: Love Without Concrete Expressions Isn't Christian Love

Students at Boston College and the University of Notre Dame are challenging their universities to enact more concrete means of LGBTQ support, showing the limits of schools which offer a welcome without providing real pasoral care.  Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: Drag Shows and Rainbow Proms Among Spring Celebrations

The University of San Diego (USD) is the latest Catholic campus to host an LGBT-centered social event, which critics often claim undermine a school's Catholic identity. But, as one theologian notes, it is precisely by offering such events celebrating sexual and gender diversity that the church's educational mission is fostered. Read More