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How LGBTQ Stories Help the People of God Navigate Today’s Troubled Church

One truth about LGBTQ ministry is that it is not solely about LGBTQ people, but about serving the entire People of God. Many Catholics affirm that doing such work has taught them a great deal by experiencing the gifts and wisdom that LGBTQ people offer to the whole Church Read More

“Lazarus, come out! . . . . Unbind him, let him go free.” 

For the past few months, Bondings 2.o has been posting reflections from our readers on the... Read More

Bishop Refuses to Speak with Priest Who Recently Came Out as Gay

A Dutch bishop is refusing to speak to a priest in his diocese who came out as gay this spring. Meanwhile, the priest has written a letter to the bishop, to parishioners, and to others in the Church further explaining his decision to come out and to publish a book on his experiences. Read More

Priest Suspended after Coming Out as Gay, Criticizing “Big Pink Elephant” in Church

Pastors in the Netherlands have again made headlines this year for their LGBTQ advocacy, this time involving a rainbow crosswalk and a controversial new book. Read More

Pope Francis: “No Son or Daughter Can Be Thrown Out of the Home,” Including LGBTQ Children

Pope Francis again has opined about homosexuality in a seemingly positive, but still ambiguous manner during a recent interview. Read More

Jesuit’s Coming Out Story Reminds Us We Are All Mysteries

Coming out stories never get old.  Each one is a gem:  a blend of overcoming fear, dealing with rejection, sometimes being surprised by acceptance, and feeling the freedom of being authentic.  Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, a staff member of the Performing Arts Department at the University of Detroit-Mercy, recently shared his coming out story with his campus. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

Gay Priest Comes Out to Parishioners’ Standing Ovations

A Catholic priest came out as gay to his parishioners at Mass this past weekend, drawing a standing ovation that is similar to what many gay priests have experienced when they came out publicly. Read More

On Coming Out, Queer Catholic Says “I Think Hope is Huge”

Lizzie Sextro identifies as a faithful Catholic queer woman. She shared about her own coming out story that involved bringing together these multiple identities in what she described as a "difficult process." But she holds onto hope that changing is coming to the church. Read her full story. . . Read More

“Going to Wings”: A Catholic Lesbian’s Memoir of Coming Out

Today’s post is from guest blogger Sandra Worsham, author of  Going to Wings, the memoir... Read More