Are All Sides Equally to Blame for Synod’s LGBT Remarks?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured reactions to the Synod on Youth from several LGBT-positive observers. Today's post engages a more moderate voice when it comes to the Synod and LGBT issues, one whose analysis ultimately fails due to false equivocation. Read More

Pro-LGBT Catholics Are Disappointed and Hopeful After Synod on Youth

Many reactions and commentaries on the Synod of Youth have appeared since the gathering's conclusion just over a week ago, many of which touch on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights some notable pieces from LGBT-positive voices with links provided for further reading; tomorrow's post will examine how LGBT-negative Catholics are reacting. Read More

What I Learned At the Synod on Youth

Three weeks in Rome covering the synod on youth was quite an education for me!  Here are a few things that I have learned. Read More

Pope’s Homily at Synod’s Closing Mass Has Lessons for Those in LGBT Ministry

Pope Francis' homily underlined themes and messages from the synod which are ones that he frequently has touched upon. Several of them are applicable to those involved in Catholic LGBT ministry. Read More

Synod on Youth’s Final Report Is a Mixed Bag on LGBT Issues

The Vatican's Synod on Youth has issued its final report, and its comments on LGBT issues are a mixed bag.  Read More

German Youth’s Message to Synod: “Why should people be judged by who they love?”

Thomas Andonie is the president of the Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend (Federation of German Catholic Youth). He also has a passion for justice in the church. and was selected to be the nation's youth auditor at the synod on youth. He used part of his 4 minute talk at the meeting to raise the question of LGBT inequality in the church. Read More

Cardinal: ‘LGBT’ Will Not Be in Synod Final Report, But ‘Sexual Orientation’ Might Be

Crux has published an interview with India's Cardinal Oswald Gracias in which he gives some insights into what the synod's final report might be saying, based on what he has read in the draft.  Read More

Pope Francis’ Bold Tweet and Other Synod News Notes

"This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: What Archbishop Chaput Has Wrong

Perhaps no one did more to raise the profile of LGBT issues at the synod on youth than Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Read on to learn about his latest statement on the topic. Read More

A Peek Into What Might Be in the Synod Final Document?

I thought this press briefing was instructive to understand some of the opposition to LGBT issues that exists in the synod, even from some people that we might consider allies.  I think that the event provided a peek into what may appear in the final document Read More