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Part II: Paul Griffiths Rejects Transgender-Positive Approach of Daniel Walden

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured excerpts from Daniel Walden's essay in Commonweal earlier this year about gender and Catholic theology, specifically as it relates to transgender people. Today's post details a response from Commonweal contributor Paul Griffiths, as well as Walden's further response. Read More

Part I: Writer Daniel Walden Proposes Narrative Approach to Transgender Issues in Church

Earlier this year, two cisgender men had an exchange in Commonweal about issues of gender in the church, specifically the experiences of transgender people. Today and tomorrow's posts on Bondings 2.0 offer some of the main ideas proposed. Read More

Welcoming Parish Is “Balm Within a Church That Continues to Wound,” Writes Jason Steidl

“As a gay man, it often feels impossible to remain Catholic,” writes theologian Jason Steidl in a "Commonweal" article which is part of the magazine’s series on contemporary U.S. Catholicism, "The American Parish Today." Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More

Share Your LGBT Story as a Christmas Gift to the Catholic Church

Surely an attempt to explore why Catholics join, leave, and remain in the church has to include voices of LGBT people, their loved ones, and vocal allies? Read More

Navigating the Difficult Passage Between Conscience and Justice

Responses to the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision are generating a library’s worth of commentary,... Read More

Reviewing Fr. James Martin’s “Building a Bridge,” Part I

Fr. James Martin’s new book on LGBT issues, Building a Bridge, has created quite a buzz... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Trans Catholic ‘Clings to Faith’ As Church Guidance is Absent

Earlier this spring, Commonweal magazine featured a pair of articles on gender identity, titled “The Church and Transgender... Read More

Theologian’s Autobiography Explains His Gay Journey

Those who are familiar with Catholic LGBT history will remember that in 1976, Rev. John... Read More

The Church and Transgender Identity, Part 2

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 began a two-part series about Commonweal magazine’s paired feature articles about “The Church and Transgender... Read More