Vote for the Best and Worst Catholic LGBTQ News of 2019!

As we have done every year since 2012, Bondings 2.0 is turning to its readers to ask “What were the best and worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of 2019?”  Read More

A Queer Response to Hallmark Christmas Programming

When Hallmark recently wavered between caving to pressure from conservative Christians and claiming to support the LGBTQ community, one central element was missing from the controversy's discussion: Christmas. Read More

After Conversion Therapy, Parents Blame Catholic Ministers for Lesbian Daughter’s Death

The parents of a 24-year-old lesbian who died unexpectedly is blaming church ministers for what the family claims was a death by suicide because those ministers attempted conversion therapy on their daughter.  Read More

German Laity Endorses Blessings for Same-Gender Couples, While Swiss Bishops Neutral on LGBTQ Law

In two European developments, lay Catholics in Germany formally endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, while bishops in Switzerland have chosen to remain neutral on an upcoming LGBTQ referendum. Read More

German Bishops Affirm Homosexuality as “Normal,” Acknowledge Queer Relationships as “Hot Topic”

After sponsoring a consultation on human sexuality, Germany's bishops issued a statement in which they said church teaching against same-gender sexual activity was a "hot topic" and affirmed homosexuality as a "normal" part of human development. Read More

Community Supports Lesbian Judge Denied Communion with Inclusive Liturgy, Letter to Bishop

Community members are making their support known for a lesbian Catholic denied Communion over her same-gender marriage, including with an inclusive liturgy and one parishioner's letter to the local bishop. Read More

“Plague,” A New Podcast, Remembers Complex Story of AIDS and the Catholic Church

A new podcast on AIDS and the Catholic Church is being lauded for its honest, challenging engagement with a harrowing period for lesbian and gay Catholics in the 1980s and 1990s. Read More

Diocese Supports Priest with Pattern of Denying Communion to, Firing LGBTQ Catholics

A diocese in Michigan is backing one of its priest's decision to deny Communion to a longtime lesbian parishioner because of her same-gender marriage, part of an alleged pattern of Communion denials and LGBTQ church worker firings in the parish. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Preaches on LGBTQ Ministry for First Sunday of Advent

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry and longtime LGBTQ advocate, was Catholic Women Preach's latest homilist, kicking off the liturgical year with her thoughts on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (which can be found here). Read More

Why the U.S. Bishops Can’t Have It Both Ways

If some bishops get their way to be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents, it would erode the firewall intended to prevent religious institutions from controlling government, and vice versa. Read More