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Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

DignityUSA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Chicago Gathering

Dignity USA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a conference over July 4th weekend, a moment in which many members reflected on not only the organization's past but its future as well. Read More

Stonewall’s Jubilee: A Time for Joyous Prayer

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion when LGBT customers of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City resisted arrest during a raid and began four days of very public demonstrations for equality in the streets of Greenwich Village. Take a few moments to be quiet and pray in thanksgiving for all who have gone before us and paved the way for where we are now. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi Group Forms LGBT Ministry; John Gehring Appeals for Civility; and More

Today's post features stories on a local chapter of Pax Christi USA that started an LGBT group, the way Polish politicians with close ties to the Church are attacking LGBT rights, and more. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Mother Honors Deceased Gay Son with Anti-Bullying Activism; Catholic Support Grows for Businesses’ Right to Discriminate; And More

Today's post features news stories on one mother's work to honor her gay son who died by suicide, the rise in Catholic support for businesses' "right to discriminate," and more. Read More

Catholic Responses Limited on U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, concerning a baker who refused services to a same-gender couple. Normally, shortly after a significant event like the ruling, Bondings 2.0 compiles responses from Catholic individuals, organizations, and other relevant voices. But we have not published such a post until now as we expected more responses than the few published. Read More

‘Thank You, God, For Making Me Gay and Catholic’

For many people, queer and Catholic can seem like opposite identities. For Sam Albano of Carmel, Indiana, they complement each other in a powerful way.   Read More

LGBTQI and Catholic: A Powerful Force for Change

If you are LGBTQI and Catholic, you hold incredible power. That's the message of Christopher Pett, DignityUSA's president, in "The Ultimate Rebels:  Queer Catholics," a recent op-ed on Advocate.com, the leading U.S. LGBT news magazine website. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: DignityUSA Issues Guidelines for Holy Unions

“This Month in Catholic LGBT History” is Bondings 2.0’s  feature to educate readers of the rich history—positive and... Read More

Sharing of Stories Is Key to DignityUSA Conference

This past weekend, I was privileged to be with the DignityUSA community at their conference... Read More