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Listening sessions in an Irish diocese have found an overwhelmingly majority of Catholics there supporting changing the church’s teachings on homosexuality, a finding that is “signs of life” according to one former priest and could enable a new future for the church.
Catholics in Rhode Island rallied this weekend against their local bishop for claiming children would be at risk if they attended Pride celebrations, causing the bishop to then offer a partial apology for his tweet. Unfortunately, the controversy has not ended.
A Colorado priest who testified against the state’s conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church.
Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, recently issued a round condemnation of the anti-gay Catholic organization, Courage International. McAleese called the group, which believes all LGBTQ identities stem from psychological disorders, “Machiavellian, dangerous, and deliberately specious.”
To end 2018 on a positive note, we present to you the results of the Bondings 2.0’s readers poll of the Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2018.
With the Synod on Youth now underway in Rome, Bondings 2.0 explores the LGBT records of a sampling of delegates from outside the U.S. The following bishops are just some of the 300-plus delegates participating in the Synod (a full list available here). It is unclear if and how LGBT issues will be addressed, who might be the key bishops involved in any discussion, and whether there will be positive outcomes.
When I set out for Ireland nine days ago, I thought I was going there to report on a church conference. Instead, the experience has felt more like I was covering a revolution.
A technology company has withdrawn its participation in the World Meeting of Families (WMF) over the exclusion of LGBT groups, prompting calls for other organizations to do likewise as the event gets underway.
In five days, some 37,000 people will gather to begin the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMF) and it seems there will be some progress on LGBT issues, but certainly not as far as many Catholics hoped.