In New Memoir, Comedian Cameron Esposito Digs into Queer Liberation, Catholic Upbringing

Cameron Esposito’s new memoir Save Yourself is the story she needed when she was younger. The lesbian comedian tracks the story of her Catholic upbringing and queer liberation, including an early interest in the priesthood and majoring in theology at a Catholic university Read More

Pope Francis Sends Almoner to Help Transgender Community Affected by COVID-19

Pope Francis sent his personal almoner to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Remembering Tomie dePaola, The Gay Children’s Book Author Who Painted Catholic Tales

When children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola died at 85, he left behind a legacy of love and scores of devoted fans raised on his gentle and wondrous works, many of which involved Catholicism. Read More

What I Wish I Could Tell My Students

One student posed a question along these lines: “Where are all the queer campus ministers? Why aren’t they standing up to administration when queer students are targeted or excluded?” Read More

Devastation and Sacrament on the Road to Emmaus

I have to admit, I felt like the Easter Grinch during the last few weeks of Lent, convinced that with all the pain and suffering in the world right now, Christ would stay in the tomb this time. After reflecting on today’s Gospel story of  the Emmaus encounter, it brings me comfort to wonder if the disciples felt the same way that I feel now. Read More

Hopeful Seedlings and Home Eucharists: Some Spiritual Gifts from Bondings 2.0 Readers

Earlier this month, Bondings 2.0 asked what LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources readers have found helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. Today's post highlights some readers' submissions for new forms of living faith and of being church. Read More

Carroll College Faculty Support LGBTQ Students After Campus Drag Show Cancelled

Faculty members at a Montana Catholic college have published an op-ed in support of LGBTQ students who recently clashed with the administration over the cancellation of a campus drag show.  Read More

Welcoming Parish Is “Balm Within a Church That Continues to Wound,” Writes Jason Steidl

“As a gay man, it often feels impossible to remain Catholic,” writes theologian Jason Steidl in a "Commonweal" article which is part of the magazine’s series on contemporary U.S. Catholicism, "The American Parish Today." Read More

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