Are Synods Actually Helpful for LGBT Catholics and Their Families?

Following the Vatican’s 2015 Synod on the Family, a handful of dioceses worldwide have convoked... Read More

Some Hope But Not Much Joy for LGBT Catholics in Pope’s ‘Joy of Love’ Document

Statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry,            ... Read More

Reader’s Guide Offers Hints to Tomorrow’s Much-Anticipated Apostolic Exhortation

Tomorrow, April 8th, is the day that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love),... Read More

What Can We Expect from Pope’s Upcoming Document on the Family Synod?

Pope Francis has been called the “pope of surprises” for all the out-of the-ordinary things... Read More

Is the Catholic Church Actually Progressive on LGBT Issues?

Is the Catholic Church actually progressive on LGBT issues, despite news headlines to the contrary?... Read More

Archbishop Cupich: Respect Lesbian and Gay People's Consciences

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago again defended the primacy of conscience regarding LGB people in an interview, striking too against those who seek to deny Communion to certain Catholics. Read More

After Synod on the Family, Catholic Church Faced with Choice on LGBT Issues

The Synod on the Family is over and Catholics await Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on family life derived from the bishops' deliberations, curious whether it will mirror the Final Report or deviate away towards a much hoped for, more merciful approach. Read More

Bishops at Synod on the Family React to Final Report, Speculate on Next Steps for LGBT Topics

Bishops who participated in the Synod on the Family in October have had much to say since the Final Report was released and Pope Francis concluded with a Mass during which he exclaimed, "Today is a time of mercy!" Read More

"With All Families, Without Condemnation" (And More Synod Reactions)

“With All Families, Without Condemnation.” That was the headline last Sunday on Italy’s national Catholic... Read More

What I Learned From Observing the Synod on Marriage and Family

Below is a postscript to Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and Family in... Read More