Student’s Attempted Extortion of LGBTQ Teacher a Call to Action for Catholic Schools

A recent Twitter thread emphasized the harm done to LGBTQ church workers when toxic atmospheres regarding gender and sexuality exist at Catholic institutions. Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More

Will LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Stop in 2020? That is One Friar’s Hope!

What do the 2020s hold for Catholic LGBTQ issues? It is harder to predicate church developments in the age of Pope Francis. But Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan ventured one hope for the next decade in regards to the spate of LGBTQ church employment disputes over this past decade. Read More

In LGBTQ Welcome, Bishop Introduces Gender-Neutral Language for Baptismal Certificates

The bishop charged with handling questions of canon law in France has encouraged his episcopal colleagues to use gender-neutral language on baptismal certificates in an effort to be more welcoming to LGBTQ parents. Read More

Brazil’s Bishops Silent After Violence Targeting Pro-LGBTQ Comedy Group; Other News Updates

Today's post features several news items on Catholic LGBTQ issues, including the silence of Brazil's bishops on recent violence, a U.S. ambassador's use of Pope Francis to criminalize anti-LGBTQ criminalization, and more. Read More

On Holy Family Sunday, A Father’s Plea to Church Leaders

On this feast day of The Holy Family, I want to shout to our Church leaders to review the viability of Church teaching when it comes to same-sex activity, to own at least partial responsibility for the hate and ignorance and pain that my son and countless others have had to overcome, and to examine whether this teaching is enhancing souls and is consistent with Jesus’ message of love and inclusiveness. Read More

Vote for the Best and Worst Catholic LGBTQ News of 2019!

As we have done every year since 2012, Bondings 2.0 is turning to its readers to ask “What were the best and worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of 2019?”  Read More

Lessons from Fr. Richard Rohr on Sexual and Gender Diversity

Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s recent online reflections about gender and sexuality provide a powerful way to re-frame our approach to these topics as Catholics and Christians. Read More

Vatican Official Criticizes ‘Ultraconservatives’ for Linking Gay Priests to Sexual Abuse

Two church officials have rejected the myth that there is a link between homosexuality and child abuse and criticized right wing groups that advance such falsehoods. Read More

German Bishops Affirm Homosexuality as “Normal,” Acknowledge Queer Relationships as “Hot Topic”

After sponsoring a consultation on human sexuality, Germany's bishops issued a statement in which they said church teaching against same-gender sexual activity was a "hot topic" and affirmed homosexuality as a "normal" part of human development. Read More