Fired Gay Priest: "The Church Needs a Stonewall.”

"I can't follow Jesus from the closet," said Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa, the former Vatican official fired after he publicly came out as gay in October, who added, "The church needs a Stonewall." Read More

In #PopeSpeakOut, Catholics Ask Pope Francis to Save LGBT Lives

in just over one week, Pope Francis will begin an Apostolic Visit to Uganda, Kenya, and Central African Republic where homosexuality is culturally disapproved and, in the first two, is illegal. New Ways Ministry is relaunching our #PopeSpeakOut campaign to encourage the pope to oppose publicly during his trip the criminalization of, discrimination towards, and violence against LGBT communities. Read More

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