Bishops Stowe and Wester Join LGBTQ Advocates, Theologians for Pride Video Greeting

Two bishops, along with LGBTQ advocates, theologians, and pastoral ministers have released a series of video greetings for Pride. Read More

Harriet Tubman, Pride, and Black Lives Matter: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go

Fr. Bryan Massingale observes that Pride is a time of celebration, rejoicing, and reflection on hard-won victories. But in so many ways we are still a people in the wilderness, still on an uncertain and perilous journey. Read More

New Profile of Fr. Bryan Massingale Details His Mission to Seek LGBTQ, Racial Justice

A new profile in The Revealer. an online religion publication, discusses the justice work of Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor at Fordham University, New York, and one of the foremost Catholic social ethicists. Massingale, who is gay and Black, describes himself as a ‘scholar activist.' He has been compared to a ‘prophet’ for his passionate work in areas of race, sexuality, and gender. Read More

Fr. James Alison Writes on Being a Gay Priest, Fighting Institutional Homophobia

In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. James Alison uses the metaphor of sheep, shepherds, and wolves to explain how he works to address the problem of institutionalized homophobia in the church, as well as to recall his own personal experiences as a gay priest and his support of other LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

As Pride Commences, LGBTQ Catholic Advocates Demand the Church Say “Black Lives Matter”

Two noted Catholic LGBTQ advocates have written about this moment in history and its connections to white supremacy in the United States. Today's post features excerpts from these authors' words about how Catholics can and should respond to the urgent demand that police and state violence stop killing black people. Read More

Fr. James Alison Launches New Website for LGBTQ-Inclusive Eucharistic Liturgies

Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website "Praying Eucharistically" newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate. Read More

New Book on Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Details Strong Record of LGBTQ Advocacy

Today's post is a review of a new biography of longtime LGBTQ advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Read More

Bishop Scharfenberger: “I Know Priests Who Are Gay and They’re Great.”

A bishop in the U.S. has positively affirmed gay men in the priesthood, saying, "I know priests who are gay and they’re great." He also acknowledged his desire to welcome LGBTQ people, saying, "It is never wrong to love another person. Never." Read More

Dismissed Gay Priest Wins Vatican Appeal

A gay priest dismissed from ministry after coming out has been reinstated by the Vatican, which reversed the dismissal on appeal due to lack of any clear charges or evidence. Read More

Fr. James Alison Tells the Story Behind the Phone Call from the Pope

"Had it not been for what I consider the miraculous intervention of the Holy Father, I would have simply been another failed priestly statistic, chewed over by a no-longer serviceable canonical system." Read More