Australian Bishops Issue Nuanced Guide on Transgender Issues in Catholic Education

Australia's bishops have published a new guide about gender in Catholic education that, while adhering to transgender-negative beliefs, presents a more nuanced approach than similar diocesan policies in the United States. Read More

Ignoring Vatican Ban, Bishops in Belgium Release Liturgy to Bless LGBTQ Couples

The Flemish bishops have released a new liturgy to bless same-gender couples, citing Amoris Laetitia in doing so and defying directly the Vatican's 2021 ban on such liturgies. Read More

Bishops’ Conference in the Philippines Denounces Gay Former Seminarian’s Wedding

In an unprecedented move, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has issued a public denouncement of a former seminarian for having a wedding service with his partner. Read More

Synodal Way: Pope Francis, Bishops Must Act to Affirm Transgender and Intersex People

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on positive LGBTQ-related developments that occurred at the latest assembly of Germany's Synodal Way. Today's post looks more closely at one of the documents approved related to gender diversity. Read More

Synodal Way: Church Should No Longer List Same-Gender Sex as Sin Against Chastity

An assembly of Germany's Synodal Way passed several LGBTQ-affirming resolutions last weekend, though a main document calling for the church church to reconsider its sexual ethics failed to pass. In posts today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will update readers on what happened and what it may mean. Read More

USCCB Education Chair Says Gender Policies Causing Decline in Parochial Schools

The chair of the U.S. Conference Catholic Bishops' education committee has entered the growing debate in the church around gender policies for Catholic schools, and he has sided with those who do not support inclusive policies. Read More

German Bishop Condemns “Barbaric” Murder of Transgender Man at Pride Celebration

A German bishop has decried the murder of a transgender man, saying there should be no tolerance for any form of discrimination, including against LGBTQ+ people. Read More

Three Catholic Schools Reject Omaha Archdiocese’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha have made clear they will not be adopting new transgender-negative policies, the implementation of which has now been delayed, as Bondings 2.0 reported yesterday. Read More

After Criticism, Omaha Archdiocese Delays Anti-Transgender Policy Implementation

A newly-announced policy on gender identity for the Archdiocese of Omaha's Catholic parishes and schools has now been retracted for revisions. Today's post features details of this development, while tomorrow's post is about the Catholic schools already objecting to the policy. Read More

Top Cardinal Retracts Previous Call for Revision of Church Teaching on Homosexuality

A top cardinal has seemingly walked back comments made earlier this year which indicated he supported a re-assessment of church teaching on homosexuality. Read More