Palm Sunday, Pride Parades, and Pandemics

"Jesus rode into Jerusalem with fanfare! People laid down their cloaks for him to ride over and waved branches as he passed, singing 'Hosanna in the highest!' But honestly, with the chaos of COVID-19 I don’t need any more fanfare right now." Read More

Gay Singer VINCINT Shares How Affirming Sr. Nancy Made a Difference in Middle School

Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth. 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

Coming Out of the Tomb of Fear, Shame, and Loneliness

"The tomb I built around me kept me in safety, but I was dying from fear, shame, and loneliness." 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

Having Our Eyes Opened to Encounter Jesus

Are we willing to call out to Jesus to cure us of our varied kinds of blindness? Read More

Diocesan Magazine Features Stories of a Married Gay Church Worker and a Sex Therapist

A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist. Read More

Thirsty for Living Water

If only the Samaritan woman were like all the other women in the town… if she had had a reputable past… if she subscribed to the social and moral mores of Samaria, and held her tongue, especially in the company of men, she would not have encountered Jesus. Read More

Transfiguration = Coming Out

"When I think about the transfiguration I see Jesus on that mountain revealing a very secret, special, and essential part of himself his disciples." Read More

Unexpected Grace: How a Welcoming Parish Softened One LGBTQ Catholic’s Heart

An LGBTQ parishioner in Washington, D.C. has experienced a spiritual renewal in which they discovered a warm and loving environment at his local Catholic parish that softened their hardened attitudes toward the church. Read More