New Survey Showcases Widespread Catholic Support for LGBTQ Equality in the U.S.

New data shows that a  majority of U.S. Catholics continue to support the LGBTQ community broadly, demonstrated in three main areas: religious refusal laws, non-discrimination protections, and same-gender marriage. Read More

Welcoming Parish Is “Balm Within a Church That Continues to Wound,” Writes Jason Steidl

“As a gay man, it often feels impossible to remain Catholic,” writes theologian Jason Steidl in a "Commonweal" article which is part of the magazine’s series on contemporary U.S. Catholicism, "The American Parish Today." Read More

Remembering Jeanne Deckers, Lesbian Catholic Who Won Fame as “The Singing Nun”

A recent report on LGBTQ history highlighted the lesbian identity of Jeanne Deckers, also known as "The Singing Nun" who achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s. Read More

In New Interview, Top German Bishop Endorses Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

A top German bishop has endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, suggesting that the church needs to overcome perceptions that the church is only condemnatory when it comes to sexuality. Read More

Let’s Have Gay and Lesbian Couples Lead Catholic Pre-Cana Programs

Catholic same-sex partners might be the ideal leaders of the US Catholic Church’s Pre-Cana programs for straight engaged couples. Why so? Read More

Priest Intends to Defy Archdiocesan Ban on Celebrating Mass for Dignity/Detroit

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit will continue celebrating Mass for the Dignity chapter in that city despite a bishop's ban on doing so, while Dignity leaders expressed their pain at being rejected. Read More

Bishop Open to Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected Head of German Conference

Today's post features three LGBTQ-related developments in the German church, including the election to the bishops conference there of a pro-LGBTQ president. 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

Through Music, Gina Chavez Shares Her Story of Being Queer, Catholic, and Married

Musician Gina Chavez is queer and Catholic, and she wants the world to know her story. Read More

Austrian Catholics Include LGBTQ Equality in “Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Church”

The International Church Reform Network (ICRN) has published a “Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Church," which emphasizes the importance of equality and a synodal approach to reform. Read More