Bishop Open to Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected Head of German Conference

Today's post features three LGBTQ-related developments in the German church, including the election to the bishops conference there of a pro-LGBTQ president. Read More

“Bondings 2.0” Announces New Digital Forum to Expand the LGBTQ Catholic Conversation

One of the great joys for "Bondings 2.0's" editors and writers in these last seven years has been the community of readers and commenters which has developed. Now we seek to expand that conversation. Read More

Austrian Catholics Include LGBTQ Equality in “Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Church”

The International Church Reform Network (ICRN) has published a “Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Church," which emphasizes the importance of equality and a synodal approach to reform. Read More

Diocesan Magazine Features Stories of a Married Gay Church Worker and a Sex Therapist

A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist. Read More

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More

New “Catholic Women Strike” Initiative Includes LGBTQ Equality in Demands for Church

A new initiative launched by the Women's Ordination Conference and partner groups is calling on Catholics to engage in a month of "coordinated, global, prophetic demonstrations" for women's equality in the church, a call that includes LGBTQ equality, too. Read More

Outreach 2020 Conference to Bring Together LGBTQ Catholics and Allies This June

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has announced registration is now open for an upcoming conference on LGBT pastoral ministry to be held at Fordham University this summer. Read More

Sr. Ilia Delio Says Church Only Survives If Doors Opened to LGBTQ People & Others

A well-known Franciscan Sister theologian who writes and speaks on science and religion has commented positively on an inclusive church for LGBTQ people, and others who are marginalized. Read More

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Emphasizes Church’s Role in LGBTQ Homelessness

Miguel Diaz, a theologian and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, has taken up Pope Francis' exhortation to care for internally displaced persons by connecting it with the problem of homelessness in the U.S. today. In particular, Diaz highlights the plight of LGBTQ people, especially youth, who are housing insecure. Read More

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More