QUOTE TO NOTE: Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate Shares about Her Accepting Catholic Family

Christine Hallquist made headlines earlier this year when she became the first transgender person chosen as a major political party's gubernatorial candidate. In advance of her likely election as Vermont's next governor this fall, Hallquist spoke to Vermont Business Magazine about being raised Catholic and having a supportive family. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Gay Catholic Says Church’s Language on Homosexuality is “Vile”

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh's admission that the institutional Church "struggles to find a language" through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Theologian Says U.S. Courts Must Find “Judicial Clarity” on Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is among the most disputed areas when it comes to LGBT issues in the United States today. LGBT-negative elements have attempted use religious liberty to justify and make legal their discrimination against LGBT people, while advocates for LGBT equality have pushed back. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: On MLK Day, Challenging the Rhetoric of Inferiority

In the U.S., today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday commemorating the... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis on Respecting Consciences

Addressing new bishops in September, Pope Francis invited them to be more respectful of people's consciences and address their concrete realities rather than just pontificating theory. He told those gathered. . . Read More

If Church Leaders Don’t ‘Smell Like Their Flock,’ How Can They Be Credible?

Fr. Bryan Massingale, a theologian at Fordham University, has challenged Catholic leaders to smell more... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: ‘People should be called the way that they want to be called’

Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich endorsed the idea that church leaders should call LGBT people by... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Stop Church Teachings that Kill, Says Sr. Margaret Farley

Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley, the theological ethicist who wrote Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Trans Catholic ‘Clings to Faith’ As Church Guidance is Absent

Earlier this spring, Commonweal magazine featured a pair of articles on gender identity, titled “The Church and Transgender... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Longer Communion Lines, When All Are Welcome

Though the Eucharist should be an unmitigated source of unity for Catholics, too often the... Read More