Is Teaching LGBT Youth About Celibacy a Healthy Possibility?

St. Francis (Frances) Cabrini is often quoted as saying “If something is possible, it will be done.... Read More

Why Do Conversations About Gay Priests Always Focus on Celibacy?

As we mentioned in Tuesday’s Bondings 2.0 post, Chicago’s Fr. Michael Shanahan came out as a gay... Read More

Columnist: Conservative Catholics Cannot Expect Gay People to Disappear

2014 was a landmark year for LGBT rights in the United States as marriage equality grew rapidly and polling showed record high rates of acceptance. In the church, Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops opened up discussions long silenced on LGBT issues. And along the way, conservative Catholics have strongly resisted each new development. Read More

Just How Controversial Are Celibate Gay and Lesbian People?

This past Sunday, The Washington Post printed a story about the growing movement of celibate lesbian... Read More

Mandating Celibacy for Gay People Reveals Deep Incoherence in Church's Teachings

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 asked whether a Catholic understanding of mandatory celibacy for lesbian and gay people... Read More

Is Celibacy the New Form of Reparative Therapy for Lesbians and Gays?

Religion News Service published an article this week entitled “Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing... Read More