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Hopeful Seedlings and Home Eucharists: Some Spiritual Gifts from Bondings 2.0 Readers

Earlier this month, Bondings 2.0 asked what LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources readers have found helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. Today's post highlights some readers' submissions for new forms of living faith and of being church. Read More

Fr. James Alison Launches New Website for LGBTQ-Inclusive Eucharistic Liturgies

Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website "Praying Eucharistically" newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate. Read More

Community Supports Lesbian Judge Denied Communion with Inclusive Liturgy, Letter to Bishop

Community members are making their support known for a lesbian Catholic denied Communion over her same-gender marriage, including with an inclusive liturgy and one parishioner's letter to the local bishop. Read More

Diocese Supports Priest with Pattern of Denying Communion to, Firing LGBTQ Catholics

A diocese in Michigan is backing one of its priest's decision to deny Communion to a longtime lesbian parishioner because of her same-gender marriage, part of an alleged pattern of Communion denials and LGBTQ church worker firings in the parish. Read More

Was Gum Chewing or Gender Identity the Reason for Denying Communion?

A transgender Catholic was denied Communion earlier this month, but the diocese has claimed it was not the communicant's gender identity at issue but their gum chewing during Mass. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Longer Communion Lines, When All Are Welcome

Though the Eucharist should be an unmitigated source of unity for Catholics, too often the... Read More

Catholics React Swiftly and Strongly to Archbishop’s Restrictive Guidelines

Pastoral guidelines excluding LGBT people from church ministries and encouraging same-gender couples and others to refrain... Read More

Priest Who Denied Communion to Same-Gender Couple Now Disrupts Parishioner’s Funeral

A Montana priest’s disruption of a parishioner’s funeral recently has its roots in his denial of communion to... Read More

Bishop Paprocki Responds to Newspaper Letter on Communion Distribution

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has implicitly critiqued the recent comments by Archbishop Blase... Read More

Fr. Helmut Schüller, Austrian Reformer Banned in Boston, Begins U.S. Tour This Month

Fr. Helmut Schüller, noted for his efforts at church reform in the Archdiocese of Vienna,... Read More