Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Holds Promise for Full Legal Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is disappointing for two reasons, but reassuring for one. New Ways Ministry responds to the latest religious liberty case. Read More

Cultivating Sexual Desire: Theological and Pastoral Reflections

On April 22, 2018, Professor Patricia Beattie Jung delivered the Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture,... Read More

Will Transgender People Become Collateral Damage in the Fight for LGBT Equality?

Transgender rights are the latest major issue when it comes to LGBT equality in the U.S., and sadly this could mean trans people become collateral damage, says one advocate. Read More

The Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2017

As we close out 2017, here's our readers' picks for the best Catholic LGBT news of the past 12 months. Read More

The Worst Catholic LGBT News Events of 2017

In a year of ups and downs in the world of Catholic LGBT news, our readers selected what they considered the 10 worst events of 2017. Read More

LGBT Catholics from Around the Globe Gather in Munich

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) held its Second Assembly, with almost 100 participants from 35 nations gathering in Munich/Dachau, Germany, for three days of discussion, prayer, support, and camraderie. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to Interfaith Statement Denying Transgender Experience

A negative statement on gender identity from 20 U.S. religious leaders shows the continued ignorance of gender awareness that exists among people who shape church teaching and policy.  Read More

What Does a Holy Family Look Like? What Makes Your Family Holy?

Bondings 2.o  would like to show the world what contemporary Catholic life looks like, especially in regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.   So, to celebrate the feast this year, we are turning to our readers. Read More

Will Sexual Orientation Derail Canonization for Fr. Mychal Judge?

As regular readers of Bondings 2.0 may be aware, New Ways Ministry has launched a campaign to find people who knew Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, the New York City Fire Department Chaplain who died in the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11.  The purpose is finding such people is to assist a Vatican researcher who is exploring the canonization of this Franciscan priest who ministered to many marginalized communities, including LGBT Catholics. This campaign hit a little bump in the road last month . . . . Read More

Joining Pope Francis, We Pray (and Act) for Church Worker Justice

More work remains, however, as LGBT church workers and others who are simply supportive of equality remain vulnerable. More than 70 have lost their jobs in LGBT-related employment disputes over the last decade. Due to religious exemptions, there have been few legal victories thus far. Catholic institutions largely lack relevant non-discrimination policies. Now is the time to take action. . . Read More