U.S. Bishops’ Synod Report Includes a Mixed Message on LGBTQ+ Issues

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released its national synthesis for the Synod on Synodality, which includes LGBTQ+ issues, although in a mixed way that is not entirely positive. Read More

This Fall, Deepen Your Catholic LGBTQ+ Knowledge with New Virtual Programs

This fall, New Ways Ministry invites you to a series of virtual programs centered on deepening knowledge about how to be a Catholic LGBTQ+ advocate. Read More

Top Cardinal Retracts Previous Call for Revision of Church Teaching on Homosexuality

A top cardinal has seemingly walked back comments made earlier this year which indicated he supported a re-assessment of church teaching on homosexuality. Read More

As Global Synod Progresses, LGBTQ+ Inclusion a Prominent Issue in National Reports

Today's post highlights LGBTQ-related findings from the national syntheses submitted to the Vatican for the Synod on Synodality.  Read More

Irish Synod Report: LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is “The Call of the Holy Spirit”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features the Irish bishops’ synthesis as one of the strongest calls for LGBTQ+ inclusion during the synodal process so far. Read More

Archbishop Coleridge: Church Must Develop Welcoming Approach to LGBTQ+ Issues

For Australia's Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the global synodal process centers on one clear challenge: “the question of how the Catholic Church might become a more welcoming and inclusive community without abandoning long-held understandings.” New approaches to LGBTQ+ people can spring from these general ideas. Read More

Church’s Homosexuality Teaching Needs “Clear Adjustment,” Writes German Lay Leader

The head of Germany's largest lay association has written that the church needs a "clear adjustment" in its teachings on homosexuality, coming the same week the Vatican issued further criticism of that nation's Synodal Way process. Read More

As Local Synod Reports Published, LGBTQ Issues Named as Top Priority for Church

As the local listening portion of the Synod on Synodality concludes this summer, reports worldwide are being released which identify LGBTQ issues as needing attention in the church. Today's post highlights several of these reports. Read More

New Ways Ministry Issues Synod Report on LGBTQ Catholics and Allies

Yesterday, New Ways Ministry released its report on what LGBTQ people and allies are saying during the synodal process. The report is now available to read and share widely. Read More

#OutInChurch Documentary Tops Viewing States in Germany; And More News

Today's post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items. Read More