Can Church Teaching Change? LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Yes

“Can the church change?” That question is the headline of a new article in U.S. Catholic. Author Don Clemmer attempts to answer this question, which is often asked by many LGBTQ+ Catholics longing to see the church embrace more inclusive teachings. Read More

New Podcast, “Dear Alana,” Highlights Dangers of Conversion Therapy in Catholicism

In a new eight-episode podcast, “Dear Alana,” Simon Kent Fung hopes to raise awareness and accountability around the danger of conversion therapy in Catholic spaces. Read More

Bondings 2.0 Heads to Rome for the Synod!

A week from today, Bondings 2.0 editor Francis DeBernardo and I will begin reporting live from Rome on the  Synod on Synodality' first global assembly. Throughout this multi-year process, LGBTQ+ issues have been a recurring priority for the people of God. Read More

Amid Political Protests, Canadian Catholic Schools Affirm LGBTQ+ Students

Canadian Catholic school boards expressed support for LGBTQ+ students in the face of nationwide protests against equality last week, with educators asserting that pro-LGBTQ+ policies are entirely consistent with Catholic identity. Read More

U.S. Bishops Oppose Federal Non-Discrimination Rule for Social Service Providers

The U.S. bishops' conference has lobbied against a proposed federal regulation to stop discrimination against LGBTQ+ people relating to government grants for social services. Read More

Cleveland Diocese’s New Gender Policy Is “Dangerous,” Say Catholic Protestors

Ohio Catholics have strongly criticized a new restrictive diocesan gender policy which threatens to ban LGBTQ+ people and allies from participation in the church should they act in an "inappropriate or scandalous way." Read More

Catholic Summer Camp in Italy Closes After Firing Gay Teacher; And More News

Today's post includes news about a controversy at an Italian summer camp, new comments by former Irish president Mary McAleese, and more.  Read More

Catholic Theology Needs Greater Respect for Bodily Autonomy, Writes Therapist

While Thompson knows that “Catholics are supposed to believe” in the gender binary of only male and female, she cannot support this understanding. For her, that binary has been used as a form of control, power, and suppression. Read More

LGBTQ+ Pilgrims to World Youth Day Were Visible, Affirming Presence

In August, among the more than one million young adults who traveled to Lisbon to be a part of World Youth Day were a group sent to shed light on the LGBTQ+ community in the Catholic Church. Read More

Catholic School Board Set to Expel Member Who Compared Pride Movement to Nazis

Leaders of a Canadian Catholic school board have sought the dismissal of a board trustee after what they called a “hate-filled” post was posted to her personal social media account. Read More