ROUNDTABLE: Has Church Made a “Decisive Shift” on LGBTQ Issues? — Part I

Bondings 2.0 asked ten leading voices in the LGBTQ Catholic world to respond to Christopher Lamb’s suggestion that the Catholic Church has made a decisive shift on LGBTQ issues. Today's post is Part I of their responses. Read More

Thousands Sign #OutInChurch Petition as LGBTQ Church Workers Keep Speaking Out

In Germany, thousands of people have signed a petition supporting the #OutInChurch initiative at the same time the LGBTQ church workers involved keep speaking out. And support from Catholic groups is growing, too. Read More

In New Book, Catholics Parents of Lesbian/Gay Children Tell Their Stories of Faith and Love

The English edition of a book by Catholic parents in Italy who have lesbian and gay children has been released, coming days after Pope Francis encouraged such parents to accompany, not condemn their children. Read More

Pope Francis Tells Parents of LGBTQ Children: “Never Condemn a Child”

Pope Francis has made supportive remarks for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer children, saying further that the parents must not condemn their children. Read More

What is a Queer Catholic Sexual Ethic: Eve Tushnet, Tenderness, and Queer Sex

I have to begin by admitting my bias. I am not a big fan of Tushnet. But I see some complications in Tushnet’s position that fill me with tenderness, even as I know we will continue to radically disagree on what constitutes a Catholic sexual ethic. Read More

#OutInChurch Launches with 122 LGBTQ German Church Workers Coming Out Publicly

A new campaign in Germany has launched with 122 LGBTQ church worker coming out publicly with a strong call for non-discrimination and inclusion. Read More

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