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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

New Study: Nearly Half of LGBTQ Adults in U.S. Are Religious, Including Many Catholics

A new study by the Williams Institute found that nearly half of LGBT adults in the U.S. identify as religious, and they are represented in every demographic and geographical area in the country. Read More

What Comes Next After Pope Francis’ Reiterated Support for Civil Unions?

Just under two weeks ago, Pope Francis reiterated his support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. Many LGBTQ Catholics and advocates have given the pope at least partial credit for his remarks, but almost all agree more progress is needed. So what impact could Francis' support have in what comes next? Read More

New “Catholics for Trump” Coalition Includes Anti-LGBTQ Activists at Odds with U.S. Faithful

The newly-launched Catholics for Trump coalition in support of the president’s re-election is replete with anti-LGBTQ figures at odds with the views of U.S. Catholics overall. Read More

Two Church Leaders Blame LGBTQ People for Coronavirus Pandemic

Two ranking church leaders have blamed transgender people for the coronavirus pandemic currently spreading globally and imperiling billions of people's lives. Read More

‘Catholic Alt-Right’ Groups Go On Offensive Against LGBT Issues

Though the majority of American Catholics are in favor of LGTBQ+ inclusion in the church, a vocal minority of conservative groups continue to spread harmful rhetoric and practices of exclusion. Read More

Reporting Live from Dublin at the World Meeting of Families!

Bondings 2.0  will be reporting live this week from the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Dublin, Ireland.   Read More