Pope Francis Upholds Suspension of Gay Priest, But New Bishop May Turn Things Around

Pope Francis has upheld a local bishop's decision to suspended a priest from ministry after the priest came out as gay in a 2019 autobiography. Read More

Archbishop Zuppi: Church Must See Lesbian/Gay People as God Sees Them

In a new book, an Italian cardinal offered his perspective on Pope Francis’ approach to homosexuality and the Catholic Church. Read More

Pope’s Almoner: Support for Transgender Sex Workers is “Ordinary Work for the Church”

Praise is being heaped upon Pope Francis for his support earlier this month of transgender women who have suffered economically because of the coronavirus pandemic, while the pope's personal almoner has said such support is "ordinary work for the Church." Read More

LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

Pope Francis Sends Almoner to Help Transgender Community Affected by COVID-19

Pope Francis sent his personal almoner to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: “A powerful example that faith leaders should be following.”

Some Christian leaders used Easter to promote conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and to encourage defiance of social distancing guidelines.  With a notable exception. Read More

Let’s Have Gay and Lesbian Couples Lead Catholic Pre-Cana Programs

Catholic same-sex partners might be the ideal leaders of the US Catholic Church’s Pre-Cana programs for straight engaged couples. Why so? Read More

Fr. James Alison Launches New Website for LGBTQ-Inclusive Eucharistic Liturgies

Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website "Praying Eucharistically" newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate. 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

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More