Fr. Radcliffe: If Church Loves LGBTQ+ People, Evolution Will Happen

As the Synod on Synodality’s first General Assembly concludes this weekend, with its synthesis report expected later today, one participant offered final thoughts on whether and how church teaching on LGBTQ+ issues might change. Read More

Gay Survivor of Clergy Abuse Writes Pope Francis “Pulled Me Out of the Grave”

The past week, Bondings 2.0 has marked the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis' election with evaluations of the pope's handling of LGBTQ+ issues, as well as relevant comments Francis made in interviews for the occasion. Today's post concludes that coverage with links to other pieces that may be of interest. Read More

From “A” to “D-“: How Catholic LGBTQ+ Leaders Grade Pope Francis At Ten Years, Part I

Today’s post, the first of two parts, features responses from leading LGBTQ+ Catholics, theologians, pastoral ministers, and reform advocates about how the first ten years of Pope Francis' tenure has gone. Read More

What Lasting Impact Will Pope Francis’ Condemnation of Criminalization Laws Have?

Pope Francis has made headlines twice in as many weeks over his public denouncement of laws that criminalize LGBTQ+ people, including at the end of an apostolic visit to two African nations. But what impact will the pope's insistence that "being homosexual is not a crime" have in regions with criminalization laws and in the wider church? Read More

ROUNDTABLE: Has Church Made a “Decisive Shift” on LGBTQ Issues? — Part I

Bondings 2.0 asked ten leading voices in the LGBTQ Catholic world to respond to Christopher Lamb’s suggestion that the Catholic Church has made a decisive shift on LGBTQ issues. Today's post is Part I of their responses. Read More