Network of Catholic Reform Groups Condemns Insurrection at U.S. Capitol; And More News

Today's post includes news items about a Catholic reform network's condemnation of insurrectionist violence in the U.S., a German bishop's reiterated support for church blessings of same-gender couples, and more. Read More

Remembering Nickie Valdez, An LGBTQ Catholic Pioneer

An LGBTQ Catholic who refused to be sidelined by the institution due to her sexual orientation, and who was a pioneer in her hometown for Catholic LGBTQ ministry and advocacy, has passed away. Read More

In Pope’s Welcome of Women Acolytes and Lectors, A Lesson for LGBTQ Catholics, Too

Yesterday, news broke that Pope Francis altered canon law to mandate that women be allowed to serve as lectors and acolytes. The pope's action is a reminder for church reform advocates of just how change comes about in the church, and how this reform is only a stepping stone to true equality for all Catholics. Read More

Is Vatican Investigation of Fr. Tony Flannery Repeating a Bygone Era? And Other News

Today's post features news about an editorial on the case of Fr. Tony Flannery, a new LGBTQ scholarship at Boston College, and more. Read More

The Readers Voted. Here Are The Worst Catholic LGBTQ News Events of 2020.

Thanks to Bondings 2.0 readers who responded to our annual poll, today we present a ranking of what are considered the ten worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year. Read More

Love, Loss, and the Incarnation: Remembering Tony’s Funeral

During this Christmas season, many of us may be trying to wrap our hearts and minds around recent challenges and losses, especially those linked to the pandemic or the polarization in the U.S. The story of the birth of Jesus invites reflection on how God meets us not only in the high moments, the joys, but especially and precisely in messy, difficult realities. Read More

Pope’s Affirmation of “Right to Family” Can Help LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

As Pope Francis has consistently emphasized, mercy encounters persons and their needs, not their moral infractions. When Catholic families and communities learn to see others with these eyes, new horizons in how we imagine the extent and diversity of our families may well unfold. Read More

LGBT Catholic Groups in Brazil Make Strides in Building Community and Connections

In the face of widespread homophobia and transphobia, LGBT Catholic groups in Brazil have been making strides to develop community and connection with the queer community, other Catholics, and each other. Read More

Bishop in U.K. Applauds Court Decision Limiting Treatments for Transgender Children

Senior Catholic officials in the United Kingdom have applauded a ruling from the nation’s highest court that says certain transgender children lack the legal competency to consent to medical treatments administered by a gender identity clinic. Read More

Guam Politician Barred from Being Confirmation Sponsor Over Same-Gender Relationship

The Lt. Governor of Guam has been prohibited from sponsoring his niece at confirmation due to his same-gender relationship. Read More