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

QUOTE TO NOTE: At the Intersection of Gay, Catholic, and Mexican-American

A few times a year, Bondings 2.0 features pieces on different individuals’ experiences of being LGBT... Read More

Sr. Simone Campbell: Vatican Concerned with ‘Male Power,’ Not Real People

Speaking yesterday at a Vatican event for International Women’s Day, Sr. Simone Campbell of NETWORK... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: On the Church As a Body

Michael J. O’Loughlin, national correspondent fo America magazine, has written an insightful analysis of Pope Francis’... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: After Women’s Marches, Resolving to Give Up All Forms of Exclusion

Millions worldwide marched yesterday for gender justice, affirming the dignity of women and the need... Read More