Seeking Not Only Bread, But Roses for LGBTQ Catholics

"Give us bread, but give us roses.” Is this not what LGBTQ+ Catholics need from their church? Read More

Gather the Fragments. Let Nothing Be Wasted.

“Gather the fragments left over,” says Jesus, “so that nothing will be wasted.” Read More

Celebrating St. Mary Magdalene, We Remember That Resurrection Is For Us, Too

As I peered into my own dark cave, I finally came to the conclusion that it was time to make a change – whatever that meant. Read More

For LGBTQ Catholics, Being Vulnerable Is Not a Weakness, But a Testament of God’s Love

LGBTQ+ Catholics encounter immense hostility, yet we remain faithful servants to the very Church that rejects us time and time again. Read More

The Strength of God’s Grace Is Sufficient! 

Like many previous perpetrations of violence against LGBTQ people everywhere, the sense of weakness, vulnerability, and helplessness that followed the events of that day remains palpable even years later. Read More

Celebrating Our Wholesome Creation in the Face of Death

Today’s reflection is by Kevin Molloy, a Bondings 2.0 contributor whose bio can be found here. Today’s liturgical... Read More

Coming Out in the Midst of the Storm

When I was in the earliest stages of coming out and was sorting through my feelings about my sexuality, I felt as though there was a stormy ocean inside my mind, heart, and body. Read More

The Bodies of Christ (Not a Typo)

Receiving the Bodies of Christ again feels to me like coming home to a warm supper after a long day on the road – it’s not just the food, but the family around the table, who make it the regular, perhaps underappreciated miracle that it is Read More

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity Explained. . . NOT!

I have always been drawn to the saying attributed to the 2nd-century North African theologian Tertullian, ‘Credo quia absurdum est’ -- “I believe because it is absurd.” Read More

On Pentecost, Welcoming Diversity with Wonderment and Joy

This speaking in tongues on Pentecost, this difference and diversity, was not greeted with fear but with wonderment and joy. Read More