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Bishops Side with Trump Administration in New Assault on LGBTQ Healthcare Rights

Top bishops in the United States have applauded a new Trump administration healthcare rule that has alarmed LGBTQ advocates, once again raising the question of why the nation's hierarchy so quickly opposes nearly every step towards LGBTQ equality. 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

Reviving the Role of Conscience in Catholic LGBT Discussions

"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis on Respecting Consciences

Addressing new bishops in September, Pope Francis invited them to be more respectful of people's consciences and address their concrete realities rather than just pontificating theory. He told those gathered. . . Read More

Conscience, Yes. But a Common Understanding of It in the Age of Pope Francis? Not Yet.

Be sure to vote for the Best and Worst Catholic LGBT News of 2016. You can... Read More

Pope Francis Calling on African Bishops to Oppose LGBT Discrimination, Says Theologian

More than a week after Pope Francis released Amoris Laetitia, his apostolic exhortation on family, new... Read More

Archdiocese of New Orleans' Missing LGBT Webpage Mystery Is Partially Solved, But Questions Remain

In the Bondings 2.0 post on July 19, 2015, we described a communion denial near Baton Rouge,... Read More

SYNOD: Belgian Bishop's Hope: Restore Conscience to Its Rightful Place

Yesterday we saw a theologian’s hopes for the synod: that the bishops might be open... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis on Freedom & Conscience

Pope Francis used his weekly Angelus address to discuss conscience and freedom as aspects of... Read More

Bishop Gumbleton Preaches on Christ’s Radical Welcome for All

Responding to statements by Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron suggesting pro-marriage equality Catholics  refrain from  Communion,... Read More