Firing LGBT Church Workers Is the Real Cause of Scandal Damaging the Church

The recent firing of two gay church workers has prompted new reflections on what is truly scandalous about these employment disputes and the damage they are causing. Read More

Tests and Tents: Finding Grace in Life’s Challenges

Being a second-generation, Filipinx queer person of color that grew up in the evergreens and lush mountains of the Pacific Northwest, I felt a deep desire to go back home and give back to my community to serve and walk with the majority of students of color coming from low-income backgrounds, who live in a predominantly white city. Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More

INTERVIEW: Fr. James Martin on the Second Edition of “Building a Bridge”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features an interview with Fr. Martin about what has been added in the new edition, how he responds to critics, and why the book has both challenged and consoled him. Read More

Fired for Being Gay, Minister Shares Why He Isn’t Leaving the Church

A fired church worker has said he will not proceed with legal action but instead remain inside the Church and promote inclusion for LGBT Catholics. Read More

In the Desert, With Wild Beasts and Angels

As I reflect on today’s readings, neither the desert nor Noah’s ark are speaking loudly to me as they have in years past. Rather, the mention of wild beasts and angels resonates strongly.   Read More

Bishop Apologizes for Comparing Blessing of Gay Couples to Blessing a Concentration Camp

An Austrian bishop has compared blessings for same-gender couples to the blessing of a concentration camp among other troubling comparisons for which he has since apologized. Read More

In Midst of Debate, Austrian Parishes Bless Same-Gender Couples’ Love

Amid debates over whether the Church should bless same-gender couples, two parishes in Austria have already begun doing so alongside the blessing heterosexual couples received for Valentine's Day. Read More

You Can’t Take It With You: An Ash Wednesday Reflection

This Ash Wednesday, Matthew's Gospel helps us to reflect upon the truly valuable things in our lives.  Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More