Bishop Wants All Families Welcomed at International Catholic Gathering

An Irish bishop has insisted that supports of marriage equality be included in the World Meeting of Families that will be held in Dublin next year. Here's what else he had to say. . . Read More

Cardinal Schönborn Says Church Must Meet All Families Where They Are

A top cardinal has endorsed the idea that the church support all families, including those... Read More

LGBT Pilgrims Reflect on World Meeting of Families; Others Question Meeting's Impact

As a busy fall for Catholic LGBT advocates winds down, its time for reflecting about what happened–and... Read More

Pope Francis' Former Student Speaks About Meeting During U.S. Papal Visit

Sandwiched amid the Pope Francis-Kim Davis controversy and the Synod on the Family was news that the pope had met with a gay couple while visiting the U.S. - and that this meeting, unlike his encounter with Davis, was of Francis' own initiative. Read More

Lessons Learned? Analyzing the Pope Francis-Kim Davis Controversy

Sampled below are some notable, thought-provoking, or just interesting commentaries related to the Kim Davis controversy and some lessons learned. Read More

New Ways Ministry Welcomes Pope Francis to Philly with Catholic Gender Identity Workshop

Just as Pope Francis began his schedule in Philadelphia, Catholics gathered in a church hall to explore gender identity for the morning. The New Ways Ministry-sponsored workshop, titled "Transforming Love," featured four speakers sharing their stories of being trans*, of being intersex, of being an LGBTQI person's family member and doing all of this as Catholics. Read More

Openly Gay Comedian Mo Rocca Reads at Papal Mass; Francis Remains Unclear on LGBT Front

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 surveyed Pope Francis treatment of LGBT issues during his visit to Washington, D.C. Today, as the pope begins his schedule in Philadelphia, here are some takeaways from New York City. Read More

At Philly's World Meeting of Families: Not Much Time Given to Homosexuality, But LGBT Catholics Keep Conversation Going

The World Meeting of Families' (WMF) single session on homosexuality was held Thursday afternoon, drawing more than 750 people to the talk featuring a celibate gay man, Ron Belgau, and his mother, Beverley. Read More

Pope Francis' Visit Is Ambiguous on LGBT Issues Thus Far–And It's Not Over Yet

Pope Francis' visit to the United States is well underway, finishing up in Washington, D.C. and on to the United Nations in New York City. Before he addresses the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this weekend, Bondings 2.0 is taking stock of what he has said thus far as it relates to LGBT issues. Read More

Pope Francis Opens His U.S. Visit With Message of Mercy and Encounter

With Pope Francis now in the United States, keeping up with news can be a... Read More