The Readers Voted. Here Are The Worst Catholic LGBTQ News Events of 2020.

Thanks to Bondings 2.0 readers who responded to our annual poll, today we present a ranking of what are considered the ten worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year. Read More

Australian Bishops State Their Opposition to Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy

A bill to ban conversion therapy in Australia has stirred up controversy, with some religious leaders arguing that the proposed law limits religious freedom and other leaders arguing it offers strong protections for LGBTQ persons. Read More

Bishop in U.K. Applauds Court Decision Limiting Treatments for Transgender Children

Senior Catholic officials in the United Kingdom have applauded a ruling from the nation’s highest court that says certain transgender children lack the legal competency to consent to medical treatments administered by a gender identity clinic. Read More

Catholic Bishops Object to Proposed Canadian Ban on Conversion Therapy

A Canadian legislative measure to ban conversion therapy nationwide has received sharp criticism from that country’s Catholic bishops. Read More

Fulton Case Before SCOTUS Could Be “Crushing Blow” to LGBTQ Rights

Regardless of the U.S. election's outcome, LGBTQ equal rights will remain under attack because "the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary now pose a serious threat to our most basic freedoms," wrote Jamie Manson, the new president of Catholics for Choice. Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More

Congressional Reps Oppose Plan for UC Merger with Catholic Hospitals

39 members of Congress from California have objected to a controversial proposal regarding mergers that could link the University of California with Catholic healthcare systems. Read More

Catholics Criticize New Archdiocesan Guidelines Against Gender Transition

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have negatively appraised a new document from the Archdiocese of St. Louis that issues restrictive guidelines on how the church is to engage transgender people. Read More

Transgender Man Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination After Hysterectomy Cancelled

A transgender man has filed suit against the University of Maryland Medical System after their affiliate, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (UM SJMC), a Catholic hospital, refused to provide him a hysterectomy. Read More

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More