Remembering Jeanne Deckers, Lesbian Catholic Who Won Fame as “The Singing Nun”

A recent report on LGBTQ history highlighted the lesbian identity of Jeanne Deckers, also known as "The Singing Nun" who achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s. Read More

In New Interview, Top German Bishop Endorses Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

A top German bishop has endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, suggesting that the church needs to overcome perceptions that the church is only condemnatory when it comes to sexuality. Read More

Let’s Have Gay and Lesbian Couples Lead Catholic Pre-Cana Programs

Catholic same-sex partners might be the ideal leaders of the US Catholic Church’s Pre-Cana programs for straight engaged couples. Why so? Read More

Priest Intends to Defy Archdiocesan Ban on Celebrating Mass for Dignity/Detroit

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit will continue celebrating Mass for the Dignity chapter in that city despite a bishop's ban on doing so, while Dignity leaders expressed their pain at being rejected. Read More

Fr. James Alison Launches New Website for LGBTQ-Inclusive Eucharistic Liturgies

Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website "Praying Eucharistically" newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate. Read More

Sharing Your LGBTQ Spiritual Practices as a Gift to the People of God

In this time of social distancing, we are discovering (or rediscovering) alternative modes of living faith and of being church through which God's abiding presence and unyielding love is being made known to us. Needed in this (re)discovery are the unique gifts, perspectives, and traditions that LGBTQ people and allies bring to the church and to spiritual practice. Read More

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

Gay Singer VINCINT Shares How Affirming Sr. Nancy Made a Difference in Middle School

Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth. Read More

Conservative Group Demands Catholic School Teacher Be Fired Over “Fabulous” Book

A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students. Read More

Georgetown U. Students Seek Changes at Conference Named for LGBTQ-Negative Cardinal

The editorial board of Georgetown University’s student newspaper is calling for the Jesuit school to reform its annual pro-life conference to distance the meeting from a deceased anti-LGBTQ prelate, as well as from anti-LGBTQ organizations and speakers. Read More