Could Pope’s LGBTQ+ Welcome Have Helped Catholic Mother Accept Her Gay Son?

While much of the commentary about Fiducia Supplicans has been from church leaders, theologians, and pastoral ministers, there have been fewer stories from ordinary people about what the declaration means to them. The New York Times carried one of these stories, which speaks the impact blessings could have not just for couples, but for LGBTQ+ acceptance in families more broadly. Read More

“Fiducia Supplicans” Is Beginning, Not End of Church Dialogue, Say Theologians

Today's post features insights from theologians collected over the preceding weeks about "Fiducia Supplicans." Read More

German Theologians Seek Pro-LGBTQ+ Revisions to Vatican Licensing Process

Theologians in Germany have called revisions to the process by which teaching licenses are granted, prompted in part by an LGBTQ-related dispute and a desire to end sexuality-based discrimination. Read More

Many Agree “Fiducia Supplicans” Is an Evangelizing Text—But to What End?

How will the implementation of Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing priests to bless same-gender couples, shape new contours to pastoral care? Many commentators agree that the document has an evangelical aim, however, their views about the evangelizing methods point in two different directions. Read More

Blessings Opposition Due to “Enduring Animus” Against LGBTQ+ People, Says Cardinal McElroy

A top U.S. cardinal has said opposition to Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing blessings for... Read More

You’re Invited! The Challenge of “Fiducia Supplicans”

Join New Ways Ministry for a webinar on the complex reception of Fiducia Supplicans where three panelists will offer their perspectives and insights. Read More

Argentine Nun Endorses Marriage Equality in Church; And More News

Regular readers of Bondings 2.0 will know that since December, the debate over Fiducia Supplicans and blessings for queer couples has dominated Catholic LGBTQ+ news—indeed, it is hard to keep up! Today's post plays a bit of catch up with positive stories from the last few months. Read More

Pope Francis: Condemning LGBTQ+ Blessings While Ignoring Real Injustice Is Hypocrisy

In his latest remarks about blessing same-gender couples, Pope Francis criticized as hypocrites those faithful who seem to negatively obsess about LGBTQ+ people, while ignoring the world's real injustices. Today's post includes this news and more updates on the reception of Fiducia Supplicans that remains ongoing. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: “Fiducia Supplicans” Is Small, Important Step to LGBTQ+ Visibility

For Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan, Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican’s declaration allowing blessings for of same-gender couples, is a small, but important step towards LGBTQ+ visibility in the church. Read More

Synod Delegates Tell LGBTQ+ People: ‘Let Us Hear Your Voice. Use Us to Amplify It.’

"Let us hear your voice. Let us hear your stories. Use us to make sure that it's amplified." This was the exhortation made by a delegate to the Synod on Synodality's General Assembly while speaking to LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies last week. Read More