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Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s “Building a Bridge”?

The blog Daily Theology had an interesting back-and-forth about Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, Building a Bridge. The conversation centered on whether academic theologians were sufficiently engaged a book that has made sizeable waves in the Church, and what it means to do public theology. Read More

INTERVIEW: Fr. James Martin on the Second Edition of “Building a Bridge”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features an interview with Fr. Martin about what has been added in the new edition, how he responds to critics, and why the book has both challenged and consoled him. Read More

Is Fr. James Martin the “Scariest Catholic in America”?

Is Fr. James Martin, SJ, the "scariest Catholic in America"? Frank Bruni, a columnist for The New York Times, took up this question after right-wing attacks forced one New Jersey parish to cancelled a scheduled lecture by Martin. Read More

The Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2017

As we close out 2017, here's our readers' picks for the best Catholic LGBT news of the past 12 months. Read More

Against Right-Wing Pressure, Catholic Bishop and College Stand by Fr. James Martin

A Catholic college and Pennsylvania bishop are the latest public supporters of Fr. James Martin, SJ, after they refused to concede to right-wing activists who wanted the priest disinvited from a scheduled speaking appearance. Read More

Bishops’ Support Grows for Fr. James Martin and “Building a Bridge”

As the conversation around Fr. James Martin’s most recent book Building a Bridge continues, more voices have spoken in affirmation of Martin and his call for dialogue between the Church and the LGBT community. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

Theologian and University President Criticize Catholic “Cyber-Militias”

Theologian Massimo Faggioli and President John Petillo of Sacred Heart University have analyzed some of the issues regarding recent social media attacks from “far-right” Catholic groups who use vicious rhetoric against LGBT people. Here's what they had to say . . .  Read More

More Bishops Offer Support for Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Book

More bishops have offered their support for Fr. James Martin, SJ's book on LGBT issues in the church, Building a Bridge, though not all episcopal reviews have been positive. Read More

Are All Voices Welcome in the LGBT Conversation?

Right-wing Catholic groups have targeted LGBT people and affirming organizations in the church for many years, launching critical and even dehumanizing campaigns against them. There is new attention being given to such groups and the harmful impact they have on the church. But in a conversation where all should be welcomed, how can Catholics respond to this damaging hate? Read More