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

How Can I Stay? Finding Manna in the Desert of Exclusion

How could I stay in an institution that made God’s love so small, so exclusive? Read More

Jesuit School Stands Firm As Bishop Strips It of Catholic Designation Over Pride Flag

A Jesuit school in Massachusetts has said it will not take down Pride and Black Lives Matter flags after the local bishop announced the school would no longer be designated as a Catholic one. Read More

On LGBTQ Foster Care, Bethany Provides an Example for Catholic Agencies

Bethany Christian Service’s new commitment to LGBTQ non-discrimination is an example that Catholic agencies should follow. Read More

Papal Appointments of LGBTQ-Positive Bishops Is Evidence of Shift in Church

Appointments by Pope Francis made this week continue enforcing the idea that winds in the church have shifted and being an LGBTQ-positive church leader is no longer a barrier to leadership. 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

Sister Jeannine Gramick Expresses Hope for Queer Sacramental Marriages in Church

Sr. Jeannine Gramick has offered a future vision for the Catholic Church where queer couples will partake in sacramental marriage. Read More

Swiss Priests Boycott Anti-Abuse Ethics Code Over Its LGBTQ-Positive Provisions

Swiss priests are refusing to sign a diocesan code of conduct largely because it includes provisions intended to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More

Still, The Arc in the Church Continues to Bend

“What are you, a masochist?” We in the Catholic LGBTQ community sometimes hear this question from well-meaning, non-Catholic friends, who wonder how we can remain in a Church that seems, in many ways, not to want us. Read More

Some German Catholics Insist Reform Discussions Include Gender Identity and Polyamory

As Bondings 2.0 readers know well by now, German Catholics continue to lead on LGBTQ equality in the church. Today's post features several updates from the country. Read More