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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

Tell Your Stories of LGBTQ Love Through New Series: “You Are a Blessing to Us”

Bondings 2.0 is starting a project called “You Are a Blessing to Us” in which we are asking our blog readers to submit short descriptions of same-gender couples that have been blessings to individuals and to faith communities. Read More

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Signs Petition to Launch LGBTQ Center at Boston College

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has signed a petition by Boston College students calling for their university to establish an LGBTQ resource center and add gender identity to the university non-discrimination policy. In a related story, students from the same school have organized a petition opposing the Vatican’s ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Vatican Ban on Same-Gender Blessings Imperils LGBTQ People, Say African Activists

LGBTQ Catholics worldwide continue to resist the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post features some of those reactions, including from activists in two African countries. Read More

Pope Francis Seen As Distancing Himself from Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

A key point of contention in the debate over the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's (CDF) document last Monday that banned blessings for same-gender couples is what role Pope Francis played in its promulgation. A new report from America suggests the pope took a step on Sunday to distance himself from the document. Read More

U.S. Catholics Roundly Condemn Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Catholic advocates for LGBTQ equality have reacted strongly against the Vatican's response ad dubium yesterday in which it banned the blessing of same-gender unions. Read More

Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference

An archbishop who directed moral theologians to study the possibility of blessings for same-gender unions was elected president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. Read More

Brazilian Priest Suspended from Ministry After Blessing Same-Gender Couple

A priest in Brazil has been suspended from ministry because he blessed a same-gender couple late last year. Read More

German Cardinal, Key Bishop Endorse Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

Two leaders of the German Bishops' Conference have opined in support of church blessings for same-gender couples. Read More

German Laity Endorses Blessings for Same-Gender Couples, While Swiss Bishops Neutral on LGBTQ Law

In two European developments, lay Catholics in Germany formally endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, while bishops in Switzerland have chosen to remain neutral on an upcoming LGBTQ referendum. Read More