Three Synod Reports Highlight How Much LGBT Education Bishops Need

On Tuesday, the synod released the reports from the small group discussions that have been happening. Want to know if LGBT issues were mentioned? Read More

Questions About Church Oppression Against LGBT and Women Are Raised at Synod Briefing

The connection between LGBT issues, which Bondings 2.0, has highlighted before, was on display at the Vatican's Synod on Youth over the past few days.  The oppression of one group is often intimately linked to the other.  And neither LGBT people or women will have full equality in the church until both groups have it.  Read More

Bishop: Church Should Welcome Lesbian/Gay People, But Also Call Them to Conversion

At yesterday's synod press briefing, Bishop Robert Barron said, ""The church’s first move in regard to everybody," including gay and lesbian people "is to reach out and say just that, 'You’re a beloved child of God.' " But that's not all he said.  Read More

What’s in a Name? “LGBT” in Church Document Stirs Synod Controversy

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's comment during the Synod on Youth that LGBT people do not exist. A back and forth about terminology as it relates to gender and sexuality proceeded on Twitter, as it likely has elsewhere. Read More

Are Voices of Young U.S. Catholics Being Represented at Synod on Youth?

With the Synod on Youth set to begin today, will the views of young Catholics in the United States on LGBT issues be fairly represented by the nation's bishop-delegates and other participants? Read More

Overcoming Welcome-ish: A Challenge

How welcoming are welcoming parishes really? Read More

Lesbian Guidance Counselor Facing Firing to Appear on “The Ellen Show”

A church worker placed on leave after her same-gender marriage became known to Catholic officials will appear on The Ellen Show tomorrow after weeks of support from the school community where she works. Read More

Former V.P. Joe Biden Promotes LGBT Acceptance ‘As You Are’

The Biden Foundation, a charitable organization founded by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is seeking stories from LGBTQ+ people as part of their new campaign, As You Are: A Family and Community Acceptance Campaign. In their press release, the foundation expressed the initiative as seeking to “raise awareness of the importance of family acceptance in the lives of LGBTQ young people.” Read More

Looking Toward the Youth Synod and Helping Young LGBT Catholics Tell Their Stories

A new website will allow Catholic LGBTQ youth to tell their stories to their bishop delegates at October's synod on youth at the Vartican. Read More

Catholic High School Threatens to Fire Lesbian Teacher, Asks Her to Dissolve Marriage to Wife

A Catholic high school in Indiana has asked a lesbian employee to dissolve her same-gender marriage if she wants to remain employed and threatened to fire her if she went public about the school's request. Read More