Argentine Nun Endorses Marriage Equality in Church; And More News

Regular readers of Bondings 2.0 will know that since December, the debate over Fiducia Supplicans and blessings for queer couples has dominated Catholic LGBTQ+ news—indeed, it is hard to keep up! Today's post plays a bit of catch up with positive stories from the last few months. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocates Forge Ahead in Seeking Inclusion from Synodal Process

The countdown to the Synod on Synodality's final global assembly in October 2024 has begun, and there are many questions both about what may change by year's end and if anything has changed already. An article in U.S. Catholic provided some analysis about the Synod and change as it relates to issues of church reform. Read More

Pope Francis’ Blessing Document Revolutionizes All Pastoral Care

Pope Francis is bringing to an end the exclusionary practices of the previous two pontiffs by affirming that God's mercy is not something humans can limit. Read More

New Book Offers “New Ways and Next Steps” for LGBTQ+ Parish Ministry

A new book to help Catholic parishes develop LGBTQ+ ministry is being published in September 2023 by Liturgical Press, a leading Catholic publishing house. The author is Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry's executive director. Read More

LGBTQ+ Publications Honored by Catholic Media Association

Several LGBTQ-related books and articles won awards at the annual Catholic Media Association (CMA) meeting earlier this month. Today's post features information about those awardees. Read More

Transgender Woman Calls Meeting with Pope Francis an “Important Message” for Pride

Pope Francis has met with a group of transgender women this month, one of whom remarked on how the encounter was an "important message" during Pride. Read More

New Biography Details Life and Witness of Gay Franciscan Priest, Fr. Mychal Judge

A new biography of Fr. Mychal Judge, the gay Franciscan priest known as the "Saint of 9/11," has been released. Read More

New Ways Ministry Opposes Milwaukee Archdiocese’s New Anti-Transgender Policy

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s new anti-transgender guidelines are not only pastorally ineffective but also personally damaging in so many ways. Read More

Does Pope Francis’ De-Emphasizing “Sins of the Flesh” Open a Door for LGBTQ Catholics?

During a papal plan press conference on his return from a recent visit to Greece and Cyprus, Pope Francis stated that “sins of the flesh are not the most serious,” but the sin of hatred and pride raise greater concern. This statement has caught the attention of some Catholic leaders concerned with LGBTQ issues. Read More

Bishop Defends Call for LGBTQ People to Repent As LGBTQ Advocates Keep Pushing Back

The bishop behind a document that could see LGBTQ people banned from church life is defending it, while LGBTQ advocates continue challenging the bishop's call to "repent." Read More