Posts

Pope Francis’ Bold Tweet and Other Synod News Notes

"This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer." Read More

A Peek Into What Might Be in the Synod Final Document?

I thought this press briefing was instructive to understand some of the opposition to LGBT issues that exists in the synod, even from some people that we might consider allies.  I think that the event provided a peek into what may appear in the final document Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

Blessings for Same-Gender Couples Welcomed by Advisor to Pope Francis

Blessings for same-gender couple may be permissible, said a leading German bishop and adviser to Pope Francis. Read More

Reviving the Role of Conscience in Catholic LGBT Discussions

"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." Read More

Cardinal: Focus on Church’s Failure to Defend Gay Rights, Not Marriage Equality

In contrast to many Catholic leaders, a ranking German cardinal has said the church should... Read More

German Bishops Offer Nuanced Response to New Marriage Equality Law

Germany’s bishops have said they are “deeply saddened” by the legalization of equal marriage and... Read More

Apologies Are Good, Actions are Better

In an essay for Crux, Passionist Father Edward Beck expressed the sentiment that many LGBT Catholics... Read More

Apologies Need to Be Supported by Structures in Both State and Church

Several days ago, Bondings 2.0 reported on Munich’s Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s call for an apology by the... Read More

Church Should Apologize to Gay People, Says Top Adviser to Pope Francis

The Catholic Church should apologize to lesbian and gay people for the harm it has caused... Read More