On Synod's First Day, Differing Opinions on What Can Be Expected

As I mentioned last week, I’m in Rome for the first part of October to... Read More

More Details Emerge About Gay Priest Dismissed from Vatican After Coming Out

A priest who came out as gay has been fired from his positions at the Vatican, the latest in a long and growing list of church workers who have lost their jobs over LGBT identities or support. Read More

Just When You Thought the Pope Francis-Kim Davis Story Could Not Get More Surprising. . .

The other shoe finally dropped. And then a third one dropped, too. More than two... Read More

Reporting From Rome on Rainbow Catholics Assembly and Synod on the Family

Saluti di Roma!  Greetings from Rome! I am here in the Eternal City to observe... Read More

It's Time to Bless Lesbian & Gay Couples, Suggests German Bishop

A German bishop who will attend the Synod on marriage and family this fall has... Read More

Cardinal Schönborn Offers Model for Pastoral Outreach to Lesbian and Gay Couples

For several years now, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has spoken acted very forthrightly in... Read More

Chicago Archbishop: 'We Must Be Open to New Avenues & Creativity When It Comes to Families'

Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich called for the church to improve its welcome of nontraditional families in his homily last Sunday, offering a beautiful reflection as the church prepares for October's Synod of Bishops. Read More

What The People of God Would Say to Pope Francis

A few days ago, we asked Bondings 2.0 readers what you would say about LGBT issues... Read More

What Would You Say to Pope Francis about LGBT Issues in the Church?

A few months back, the Jesuit-weekly America asked high-profile Catholics ranging from Stephen Colbert to James Keenan what they would say to Pope Francis if they were afforded five minutes with the pontiff. Read More

Pope Francis' Appointments Raise Stakes at October Synod on the Family

Delegates personally appointed by Pope Francis could positively alter outcomes at this fall's Synod of Bishops when it comes to LGBT issues, but even if they do not this rebalancing will certainly produce heated debate. Read More