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Married Gay Couple Preaches at Mass About the Miracles of Parenting and Their Parish

Parishioners at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago gathered for Mass on Father’s Day weekend listened as two married gay men offered a reflection at Mass together. Read More

“Amoris Laetitia”: Church Thinking Needs to Move from the Abstract to the Particular

How do these forms of LGBTQ erasure and dehumanization come to exist in a teaching document written within the last five years? Read More

Pope Francis Tells Parents of LGBTQ Children: “Never Condemn a Child”

Pope Francis has made supportive remarks for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer children, saying further that the parents must not condemn their children. Read More

Catholic Parents Seek to “Put a Human Face” on Transgender Conversations in Church

For Deacon Ray Dever and his family, supporting a transgender family member is deeply consonant with their Catholic faith. Read More

Stuck on Sex: Rethinking Parenthood Beyond the Sex-First Paradigm

While I don’t find the legal arguments particularly exciting, what does fascinate me is how little the arguments in this case had to do with the actual work of parenting. Read More

Gay Priest Affirms God’s Love for Transgender People, Including His Sister

"I believe God invites each of us to stand in defense of any child of God who is being bullied, even if that means accompanying a sister in transition and standing guard outside of a bathroom stall." Read More

Queerness Is Integral to Catholic Discussions of Family and Amoris Laetitia

Queerness needs to be urgently centered and made visible as we listen and learn from the body of Christ. Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, An Eschatological Hope for LGBTQ Families

The Church’s hierarchy needs an eschatologically oriented theology to reframe how LGBTQ+ Catholics as embodied and relational beings can anticipate the Reign of God through their discipleship Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis Sows Seeds of Hope for Unhoused LGBTQ Youth

Still, I believe that Francis has sown the seeds of theological renewal, which may yet bear hope for LGBTQ homeless youth. Read More

Tell Your Stories of LGBTQ Love Through New Series: “You Are a Blessing to Us”

Bondings 2.0 is starting a project called “You Are a Blessing to Us” in which we are asking our blog readers to submit short descriptions of same-gender couples that have been blessings to individuals and to faith communities. Read More