Celebrating St. Mary Magdalene, We Remember That Resurrection Is For Us, Too

As I peered into my own dark cave, I finally came to the conclusion that it was time to make a change – whatever that meant. Read More

Gay Church Worker Forced to Resign by Hate Crimes Finds New Ministry in the Classroom

It has been nearly three years since Aaron Bianco was forced to resign from his position at a southern California parish due to constant and dangerous anti-gay harassment. Now he says: "Life is good." Read More

The Bodies of Christ (Not a Typo)

Receiving the Bodies of Christ again feels to me like coming home to a warm supper after a long day on the road – it’s not just the food, but the family around the table, who make it the regular, perhaps underappreciated miracle that it is Read More

Profile of Gay Priests in Brazil Reveals the High Personal Toll of Repressing One’s Sexuality

A 2020 BBC profile of several gay Brazilian priests offer insights into the church’s approach to  homosexuality in their own ranks and lessons on how the church could evolve. Today’s post will look at the personal toll repression takes on the number of gay priests within the church. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

Allentown Catholic Pushing for LGBTQ Ministry Says “I’m Not Going Anywhere”

A gay Catholic man in Pennsylvania has begun a lay-led ministry to reach out to LGBTQ people who, in his words “have been judged harshly and walked away.” Read More

Gay Writer Explores Lifelong Shame Produced by His Catholic Upbringing

The effects of growing up as a gay youth in a conservative Catholic setting have been long-lasting for one writer who recently described his experience in a newspaper column. He is not alone: research shows that growing up in an environment of intense shame often has deep psychological effects that can stay with a person for a lifetime. Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More

Tell Your Stories of LGBTQ Love Through New Series: “You Are a Blessing to Us”

Bondings 2.0 is starting a project called “You Are a Blessing to Us” in which we are asking our blog readers to submit short descriptions of same-gender couples that have been blessings to individuals and to faith communities. Read More

Leading the Church Beyond Toleration to the Celebration of LGBTQ Holiness

s LGBT Catholics and allies it is hard sometimes to believe that one day we might get to the point as a society and as a Church where the lives and journeys of LGBT persons are not only tolerated, but celebrated! Read More