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Vatican Invites Fr. James Martin to Present on LGBT Issues at World Meeting of Families 2018

The upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ, to present on welcoming LGBT people in parishes. Read More

Rhode Island Bishop Condemns Pride Celebrations as “Morally Offensive”

As June begins, a bishop in Rhode Island has warned Catholics against participating in Pride celebrations because it "promotes a lifestyle and agenda that, in the extreme, is morally offensive." Read More

Italian Archbishop Writes Preface to Book on LGBT Issues in Catholic Church

An Italian archbishop has written the preface to the Italian edition of Fr. James Martin,... Read More

Fr. Martin’s Second Edition Keeps the LGBT Conversation Moving

“It dawned on me that it’s having someone in a collar say these things, from the pulpit that is really resonating with people” Read More

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