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St. John Henry Newman: The First Openly Gay Catholic Saint?

Is John Henry Newman the Catholic Church's first openly gay saint? The answer to that question depends on your definition of "openly," "gay," and "first." Read More

Will Sexual Orientation Derail Canonization for Fr. Mychal Judge?

As regular readers of Bondings 2.0 may be aware, New Ways Ministry has launched a campaign to find people who knew Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, the New York City Fire Department Chaplain who died in the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11.  The purpose is finding such people is to assist a Vatican researcher who is exploring the canonization of this Franciscan priest who ministered to many marginalized communities, including LGBT Catholics. This campaign hit a little bump in the road last month . . . . Read More

It’s Time to Canonize Fr. Mychal Judge: Seeking Personal Testimony

(Para leer in español, clique aquí.)  (Per leggere questo in italiano, clicca qui.) The time... Read More

Papal Canonizations, Part 3: More Questions than Answers

Pope Francis canonized Popes John XXII and John Paul II yesterday, formally acknowledging them as saints. In... Read More

Papal Canonizations, Part 2: Pope John Paul II's Record on LGBT Issues

Today is canonization day for two recent popes:  John XXIII and John Paul II.  In... Read More

Papal Canonizations, Part 1: Pope John XXIII's Influence on LGBT Equality

On Sunday, April 27th, two recent popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, will be... Read More