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

LGBT Advocates, Vatican Observers React to Synod on the Family's Final Report

Now that the Synod on the Family is concluded, much is already being written about an event The New York Times called the "most momentous, and contentious, meeting of bishops" since Vatican II. Below, Bondings 2.0 provides some early commentaries and reactions related to LGBT topics.  Read More

At Synod Closing, Pope Stresses Inclusion, Open Hearts, Encounter, and Mercy

Below is the last installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and Family... Read More

Pope Francis' Concluding Synod Speech Stresses Mercy Above Law

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Synod Final Report: Not Much Is Said, But A Lot Has Changed

The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, on the final... Read More

Bishop Bonny: Better the Synod Say Nothing on Gay Marriage Than Something Bad

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Vatican's Cardinal Turkson: 'Homosexuals Should Not Be Criminalized'

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More

Why Didn't the Synod Have a More Robust Discussion of LGBT Issues?

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More