LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

“Bondings 2.0” Announces New Digital Forum to Expand the LGBTQ Catholic Conversation

One of the great joys for "Bondings 2.0's" editors and writers in these last seven years has been the community of readers and commenters which has developed. Now we seek to expand that conversation. Read More

NEWS NOTES: San Marino Bans Discrimination; Episcopal Priests Mourn Catholic Lesbian’s Death; And More

Today's post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church's solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more. Read More

COVID-19, Closed Churches, and LGBTQ Catholics

Is there anything that LGBTQ Catholics and allies lose because of the closing of churches and religious programs? Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More

South Dakota Bishops “Praised” New Bill Banning Some Healthcare for Transgender Youth

In several U.S. states where local governments have taken up LGBTQ rights, the Catholic hierarchy is placing itself in opposition to equality. Today's post features three related stories. Read More

Catholics Pushback Against Bishop Paprocki’s Policy Against Transgender Church Workers, Students

LGBTQ Catholics and allies are responding critically to a new transgender policy set by the Diocese of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki. Read More

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More