Mother of Suicide Victim Warns Catholic Ministers to Stop Abusing LGBTQ Youth

In a recent article published in the National Catholic Reporter, Joyce Calvo shares memories of her daughter, Alana Chen, while at the same time urging Catholic leadership to care for LGBTQ youth instead of condemning them to a fate of shame and despair. Read More

An LGBTQ Lens on Pope Francis’ Contentious Remarks About Parenting and Pets

Many observers criticized the pope for his take on parenting and pets, including theologian Lisa Fullam, a Bondings 2.0 contributor who also happens to be a veterinarian. Read More

This MLK Weekend, I Still Have Dreams

"I want to warn against moving too quickly to see the deep parallels between King’s quest for racial justice and LGBTQ strivings for equal justice." Read More

Catholic Parents Seek to “Put a Human Face” on Transgender Conversations in Church

For Deacon Ray Dever and his family, supporting a transgender family member is deeply consonant with their Catholic faith. Read More

Bishop Encourages Parents to Opt Out of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Ed; And More News

Today's post includes news items about a bishop's opposition to public school sex education, the new home of Dignity/Washington, and more. Read More

Archbishop Warns Priest Who Suggested Being Gay Worse Than Demonic Possession

A top church official in Malta instructed a priest to refrain from harmful remarks after the priest claimed being LGBTQ was worse than being possessed by the devil. Read More

Marriage Equality is Expanding, But Bishops in Chile, Japan, and Hungary Remain Opposed

As countries around the world consider legalizing same-gender marriage, Catholic bishops remain mostly opposed to and cautious about such developments. Read More

Bishop Defends Call for LGBTQ People to Repent As LGBTQ Advocates Keep Pushing Back

The bishop behind a document that could see LGBTQ people banned from church life is defending it, while LGBTQ advocates continue challenging the bishop's call to "repent." Read More

New Podcast Celebrates Queer Catholic Love This Christmas Season

A new podcast celebrates queer Catholic love this Christmas season in the hope of sharing further the faith and the stories of LGBTQ people in the church. Read More

Stuck on Sex: Rethinking Parenthood Beyond the Sex-First Paradigm

While I don’t find the legal arguments particularly exciting, what does fascinate me is how little the arguments in this case had to do with the actual work of parenting. Read More