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Archbishop Who Defended Firing of Two LGBTQ Teachers Places School President on Leave

The archbishop of Seattle defended Catholic officials' decision to force two LGBTQ teachers out of their jobs last week, and this week placed on leave the president of the school where the forced resignations occurred. Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More

Investigation Finds Anti-LGBTQ Catholic Schools Receive Millions of Dollars in State Funding

Catholic schools in Florida that have LGBTQ-negative policies have received millions of dollars in state funding, according to a new investigation. Read More

Jesuit Magazine Publishes Defense of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Education

In an essay published in a leading online Catholic magazine, a queer writer has defended Australia’s LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Between Ruddock and a Hard Place: Australia’s Cautionary Lessons on Religious Freedom

As the Masterpiece Cakeshop’s legal saga continues to unfold, LGBTQ people of faith are again caught between two legal aims: LGBTQ equality and religious freedom.  How can we use the law to curtail unjust religious discrimination against LGBTQ folk without inadvertently setting precedents that limit religious liberty? Read More

Catholic Schools Have Differing Responses to New Law Protecting LGBT Youth

Schools in Alberta, Canada, continue to make news concerning more inclusive policies regarding LGBT students and staff.  Some Catholic schools are supporting these policies, while others oppose them. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Boston Archdiocese Admits Lesbian Couple’s Child to Catholic School

“This Month in Catholic LGBT History” is Bondings 2.0’s  feature to educate readers of the rich history—positive and... Read More

Calling All LGBTQ Educators in Catholic Schools!

If you’ve been a regular reader of Bondings 2.0, you will be aware of the terrible... Read More

On Prom Dates as Pastoral Care: A Letter to My High School

Note: Bondings 2.0 writer Bob Shine is a 2008 graduate of Saint John’s High School, Shrewsbury,... Read More