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With Fearless Love, We Are the Body of Christ: A Gay Priest Reflects

On this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, during the month when we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, I would like to reflect on the truth of our Faith: that we are the Body of Christ Read More

We Are Jesus’ Hands, Feet, and Beating Heart for LGBTQ+ Inclusion

When it came time to take Communion, I walked in line to receive, wearing my rainbow ribbon, now happily married. “Will my friend deny me the Eucharist? Will he hesitate?" Read More

Is the Latin Mass a Safe Haven for Queer Catholics?

If the liturgy is indeed, in the Vatican II's words, the source and summit of our faith, then getting it right is paramount. Read More

Eucharistic Coherence…But For Whom?

A proposed document on eucharistic coherence--and the spirit behind it--being debated by the U.S. bishops today could create new problems for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

The Eucharist: Gated Banquet or Public Feast?

America Magazine recently featured pieces on Communion denial from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver and Fr. Louis Cameli. Today, theologian Cristina Traina writes about what both clerics got wrong. Read More

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