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U.S. Bishops Laud Trump Administration Allowance of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination at Homeless Shelters

Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have lauded regulatory changes made by the Trump administration that remove protections against anti-LGBTQ discrimination in federally-funded housing services, like shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Read More

Trump Administration Files Court Brief in Support of Archdiocese that Fired Gay Church Worker

Three separate parties, including the Trump administration, have filed friend-of-the court briefs with Indiana’s highest court, arguing that a lawsuit against a local archdiocese which fired a gay Catholic high school teacher should be dismissed on religious liberty grounds. Read More

What Catholic LGBTQ Church Workers–And EVERYBODY–Need to Know About the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is again capturing the nation's political attention with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the struggle over her replacement now already playing out. But this transition is only the latest significant moment involving the court and LGBTQ equality this year, particularly in the areas of employment law and religious liberty. Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More

The Grace of God is Scandalous to the Catholic Church

Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God? Read More

Mexican LGBTQ Catholics Praise Archbishop, Church Leaders for Commitment to Inclusion

Praise has been heaped on three church leaders by Mexico’s Catholic LGBTQ equality organization for the leaders' efforts to minister to the country’s LGBTQ population. The group was pleasantly surprised by the clergy’s commitment to embracing LGBTQ Catholics, as well as tackling the various obstacles that impede LGBTQ inclusion in the church and society. Read More

Pope Francis to Parents of LGBT Children: ‘The Church Loves Your Children as They Are’

Pope Francis has received a group of Italian parents with LGBT children, who presented the pope with the Italian edition of a new book filled with the stories of such Catholic families. An English edition of the book is due to be released by New Ways Ministry in early October. Read More

Working Document from Germany’s Synodal Way Speaks Positively of Same-Gender Relationships

Participants in Germany's Synodal Way included a working document on sexuality and relationships during regional meetings this month that, if approved later, could move the church forward significantly on LGBTQ inclusion and questions of sexuality more generally. Read More

Pastor Apologizes After Priest Compares Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ Support to Terrorism

The pastor of a Michigan parish has apologized after a priest assigned to that parish compared Black Lives Matter to terrorists over the group's support for LGBTQ equality.  Read More

Gay Catholic Teacher Introduces LGBTQ Examination of Collective Conscience

When a gay Catholic school teacher explored the Sacrament of Reconciliation through the lens of his childhood, his spiritual reflection became a vehicle for reframing how heterosexual and cisgender privilege operates in hindrance of creating a more inclusive space for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More