LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

New Ways Ministry: SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Exemptions Leaves LGBTQ People Vulnerable

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel not to protect workers at religious institutions from employment discrimination leaves many people, especially LGBTQ people, vulnerable to being fired by institutions that should be the model of fairness and equality, not bigotry and exclusion. Read More

Exploring the Unique Contours of Doing LGBTQ Outreach with Latinx Communities

Across the United States, priests, parents, and church workers are creating spiritual programs to build a more inclusive church for Latinx LGBTQ Catholics. Although the majority of these initiatives incorporate a holistic understanding of LGBTQ identity, not all of them fully embrace the beautiful diversity of God’s Latinx LGBTQ children. Read More

Indianapolis Archdiocese’s New Policy May Bar Transgender Youth from Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has issued guidelines that place severe restrictions on transgender students in Catholic schools, including possibly not admitting them. Read More

Bishops Stowe and Wester Join LGBTQ Advocates, Theologians for Pride Video Greeting

Two bishops, along with LGBTQ advocates, theologians, and pastoral ministers have released a series of video greetings for Pride. Read More

After Supreme Court Ruling, Will LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Still Continue?

Employees of the Catholic Church continue to lose their jobs in LGBTQ-related employment disputes, a trend the National Catholic Reporter recently investigated in an article that highlighted some of the disputes Bondings 2.0 has covered over the years. Read More

Revisiting Vatican’s LGBTQ-Negative Gender Document on First Anniversary of Its Publication

One year ago today, the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published a document on gender that was roundly criticized by LGBTQ advocates for its negative approach. Today's post on the anniversary features a perspective from the intersection of faith and science. Read More

Tribunal Rules LGBTQ Group’s Discrimination Complaint Against Parish Can Proceed

A Canadian tribunal has ruled that an LGBTQ organization’s human rights complaint against a Catholic parish can proceed. The lawsuit centers on the parish's refusal to rent its community space to the LGBTQ group for a fundraising event. Read More

Was School Board’s Alternative Pride Flag ‘Insulting’ or a ‘Step’ Toward Affirmation?

A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada, has decided not to allow schools to fly LGBTQ Pride month flags, following a controversy over which of two competing designs should be allowed to be used.  Read More