In New Index, Several Catholic Countries Are Among Safest for LGBTQ Tourists

Included in a newly formed list of the safest places for LGBTQ people to visit are a number of predominantly Catholic countries, showing Catholics are more supportive of LGBTQ equality than they are resistant to it. Read More

For Third Time, Austrian Cardinal Welcomes AIDS Charity to Hold Fundraiser at Cathedral

Vienna's cardinal again welcomed an AIDS charity to the city's cathedral for an arts fundraiser, one of his many LGBTQ-positive acts in recent years. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Bishop McElroy Issues Condemnation of Judgmentalism in Church

In a recent address, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy sharply condemned judgementalism, particularly in the church, and warned of the damage such an attitude inflicts, particularly on the retention of young Catholics. But he stopped short of naming what is at the core of judgmentalism in the U.S. church today: LGBTQ-negative teachings and practices. Read More

Community Supports Lesbian Judge Denied Communion with Inclusive Liturgy, Letter to Bishop

Community members are making their support known for a lesbian Catholic denied Communion over her same-gender marriage, including with an inclusive liturgy and one parishioner's letter to the local bishop. Read More

Diocese Supports Priest with Pattern of Denying Communion to, Firing LGBTQ Catholics

A diocese in Michigan is backing one of its priest's decision to deny Communion to a longtime lesbian parishioner because of her same-gender marriage, part of an alleged pattern of Communion denials and LGBTQ church worker firings in the parish. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Preaches on LGBTQ Ministry for First Sunday of Advent

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry and longtime LGBTQ advocate, was Catholic Women Preach's latest homilist, kicking off the liturgical year with her thoughts on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (which can be found here). Read More

Giving Thanks for Our Abundant Blessings

Every year on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Bondings 2.0 presents a bundle of gratitudes from the volunteers, board, and staff of New Ways Ministry. Today's post is this year's selections, reminding us that God is always bountiful in blessing us! Read More

Why the U.S. Bishops Can’t Have It Both Ways

If some bishops get their way to be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents, it would erode the firewall intended to prevent religious institutions from controlling government, and vice versa. Read More

Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. Read More

Multiple Dioceses Challenge Anti-LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections in Adoption, Foster Care Services

Catholic dioceses in Texas and Pennsylvania are challenging anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination protections tied to government funding of adoption and foster care services, protections that the Trump administration seeks to gut at the federal level. Read More