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Bishop Stowe Questions Catholics Who Will “Bless Armaments But Not Some Couples”

At celebrations of Pax Christi USA's 50th anniversary last weekend, LGBTQ+ inclusion was on the agenda, including in Bishop John Stowe's homily where he alluded to a church that will "bless armaments but not some couples." Read More

In Interview, Bishop John Stowe Endorses Legal Protections for LGBTQ Couples

A leading U.S. bishop has included in a wider call for social justice his support for LGBTQ couples receiving legal protections. Read More

Bishop Tells Fired LGBTQ Church Worker: “I Apologize for the Pain It Has Caused You”

A U.S. bishop has apologized to a former church worker who was fired over her same-gender marriage, and has criticized some of the nation's bishops for promoting discriminatory policies and actions against LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholic Leaders, Including Bishop Stowe, Begin Pride Month with Blessing Service

Several Catholic leaders joined DignityUSA to mark the beginning of Pride Month with a prayer service focused on blessing, including one bishop. Read More

Two Bishops, Other Church Leaders Issue Letter to Transgender People: “God Loves You”

Two bishops and other church officials issued a letter on Transgender Day of Visibility last week that condemned anti-trans discrimination and violence. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Endorses Equality Act, Breaking with U.S. Bishops’ Conference

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has broken with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by supporting the Equality Act, saying "How can we take a position against equality?" Read More

Group of U.S. Bishops to LGBTQ Youth: ‘God Is On Your Side’

Several bishops in the U.S. have released a statement in defense of LGBTQ youth, telling the youth that "God loves you" and "God is on your side."  Read More

Bishop: Pentecost Reminds the Church That All Are Welcome

The church at its origins is a community both intimate and universal; diversity is evident from the outset. Read More

Bishop Offers Twitter Support for Pride as Month of Celebrations Ends

Keeping up with all the Catholic-related Pride news and events this month has been a challenge. Bondings 2.0 has reported already on a number of items. Today's post compiles some additional news as Pride month ends. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Leads University of Notre Dame LGBTQ Retreat; Fr. James Martin Awarded

Two LGBT events at the University of Notre Dame are occurring in early 2019, signs that the campus is making further progress towards inclusion after the cause was stymied by administrators for so many years. Read More