After Cancelling LGBTQ+ Mass, Pittsburgh Diocese Holds Inclusion Liturgy; And More News

This fall, the Synod on Synodality’s October assembly dominated news coverage as perhaps the most significant Catholic event since Vatican II. As a result, some Catholic LGBTQ+ news did not make it onto Bondings 2.0—yet. Yesterday and today's posts feature stories and commentaries not yet covered, with links provided if you would like to learn more. Read More

Pittsburgh Bishop to Meet with Organizers of “Pride Mass” He Forced Cancellation of in June

Pittsburgh’s Catholic bishop plans to meet with LGBTQ+ people and allies in an attempt to make them feel more “welcomed” in the church, following his cancellation of a “Pride Mass” back in June. Read More

Cancelling Pittsburgh’s Pride Mass Legitimizes Anti-LGBTQ+ Behavior, Says Theologian

LGBTQ+ advocates in Pittsburgh are criticizing the cancellation of a Pride Mass that was requested by the bishop, though some of the advocates say this moment presents an opportunity, too. Read More

Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist. Read More

Snapshots of LGBT-Friendly Catholic Communities

Catholic parishes and faith communities that welcome and affirm LGBT people have had their profiles raised this past summer with Fr. James Martin's talk about inclusive Catholic communities at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  On Monday, Bondings 2.0 ran a post examining how welcoming a welcoming parish really is.  Today's post continues that discussion.  Read More

With Civility for All

In a summer when uncivil behavior seems to accost us from all sides, 24-year-old Mia... Read More

U.S. Bishops on Pope Francis’ Gay-Positive Comments–Part 2

Yesterday, we posted comments from bishops and dioceses that tended to downplay Pope Francis’ gay-positive... Read More