German Priests Explain Why They Celebrated and Blessed Same-Gender Couples

Priests are speaking out about why they are participating in the "#liebegewinnt (Love Wins)" campaign this week, which includes more than 100 events in Germany and Switzerland to bless same-gender couples. Read More

Will German Catholics’ Blessing of Same-Gender Couples Lead to a Church Schism?

Will Germany's Synodal Way, especially its rethinking of church teachings about sexuality and the question of blessing same-gender couples, lead to a schism? Some conservative observers have sounded alarms. As a day of blessing such relationships kicks off in that country and Switzerland, Bondings 2.0 provides the latest updates and takes a look at that question. Read More

Blessing Same-Gender Couples Is Matter of Conscience for Priests, Says German Bishop

Ahead of planned blessings for same-gender couples on May 10th, a German bishop has said priests and pastoral ministers must follow their consciences on whether to participate. Another bishop in Germany, however, has expressed his concerns about the upcoming blessings action. Read More

Bishop Says 700+ People in Diocese Left the Church After Vatican Blessings Ban

A bishop has reported that more than 700 people left his diocese in the wake of the Vatican ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

The Eucharist: Gated Banquet or Public Feast?

America Magazine recently featured pieces on Communion denial from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver and Fr. Louis Cameli. Today, theologian Cristina Traina writes about what both clerics got wrong. Read More

Archbishop Compares Some Marriages, Including LGBTQ Relationships, to Bestiality

A U.S. archbishop made anti-LGBTQ remarks while speaking at a healthcare conference that included a comparison of some marriages, including those of same-gender couples, to bestiality. Read More

Bishop Pledges Not to Sanction Priests Who Bless Same-Gender Couples in May Event

A German bishop has pledged not to sanction any priest who blesses a same-gender couple in May as part of a church reform event being organized, while another bishop in that country reiterated his support for new ways of thinking about sexuality. Read More

Gay Pastors in Netherlands Vow to Ignore Vatican Ban on Same-Gender Blessings

A collective of gay pastoral workers in the Netherlands has vowed to ignore the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples, encouraging other church workers to do likewise. Read More

Critics Allege Parent Used Homophobic Language at Catholic School Board Meeting

There are new developments in an incident in which comments made at a Catholic school board meeting  in Canada were homophobic, as the Archdiocese of Toronto has now weighed in on the the matter, claiming that the comments were in alignment with church teaching. Read More