U.S. Diplomat Criticizes Vatican Assertion that Western Aid Tied to Marriage Equality

Visiting the Vatican earlier this week, a United States' diplomat tasked with LGBT human rights criticized the Vatican's assertion that Western governments tie foreign aid to marriage equality. These remarks come just weeks before Pope Francis journeys to Africa, including Uganda where anti-gay legislation resurfaced. Read More

LGBT Advocates, Vatican Observers React to Synod on the Family's Final Report

Now that the Synod on the Family is concluded, much is already being written about an event The New York Times called the "most momentous, and contentious, meeting of bishops" since Vatican II. Below, Bondings 2.0 provides some early commentaries and reactions related to LGBT topics.  Read More

Vatican's Cardinal Turkson: 'Homosexuals Should Not Be Criminalized'

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Cardinal Gracias to LGBT People: 'Church Embraces You, Wants You, Needs You'

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Challenges of Reporting from the Synod: Homophobic Statements, Leaked Documents, the Rumor Mill, and How to Keep Up With It All

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Allowing Local Strategies Sounds Like a Good Idea–Except If You're in Newark

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Live from the Vatican! A Request from Sister Jeannine Gramick

Dear Bondings 2.0 Readers, As many of you have been reading , New Ways Ministry’s executive... Read More

Archbishop Discusses African Bishops' Silence on Criminalization of LGBT People

This post is the fourth in Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and Family... Read More

Kenyan Catholic Bishops Warn Obama: Stay Silent on LGBT Rights During Visit

Keep silent on LGBT rights. This is the message Kenyan bishops have sent to President Barack Obama in the days before his planned July visit, a belief shared by their continental colleagues and a belief increasingly at odds with Pope Francis' vision for the church. Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Provides Alternative to Vatican Document

A coalition-in-formation of organizations which promote equality in Catholic LGBT issues has responded to this... Read More