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Swiss Dioceses Speak Out Against a Bishop Placing Blame for Sex Abuse Problems on Gay Priests

A public debate among some of Switzerland's Catholic leaderss has emerged after one auxiliary bishop made a strong comment blaming gay priests for the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale Responds to Archbishop’s Criticism of Retreat for Gay Clergy and Religious Men

A leading theologian scheduled to lead a retreat for gay priests this fall has responded to criticism from the archbishop in whose diocese the retreat is being held.  Read More

Without Words

I forgot that my friends can see these posts. Via Facebook Messenger last night, one asked me, “So what will you write at that website about the Philadelphia grand jury report?” Read More

Laity Key to Releasing Gay Priests from “Lying Trap,” Writes Theologian James Alison

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 outlined the first column in Fr. James Alison's two-part series on homosexuality and the priesthood. Today's post summarizes the second column in The Tablet, which you can read in full here. Read More

Issue of Gay Priests Is the “Elephant in the Sacristy,” Writes Theologian James Alison

Catholics in the United States are reeling after new revelations about sexual abuse that was systematically covered up for decades, including those incidents detailed in a Pennsylvania Grand Jury's report and allegations deemed credible against once-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, In the midst of this pain and anger, some Catholics have targeted gay priests and claimed homosexuality is the root cause of such abuse and maleficence. Theologian James Alison, an openly gay priest, responds. Read More

Is There a Correlation Between Closeted Clerics and Sex Abuse Scandals?

In the aftermath of the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick following multiple accusations of sexual abuse, Robert Mickens, a veteran Vatican and church observer,  reflected upon the connection between closeted gay priests and clerical abuse of power. Read More

What’s Troubling About a Male Escort’s Revelations About Italian Priests

Last week, a news story reported that the Archbishop of Naples, Italy, was sending the Vatican a 1,200-page dossier that had been assembled by a male escort. It purportedly identified 36 priests and 4 seminarians from throughout Italy as “actively gay” and who had communicated with the escort.  This story was troublesome in several ways, but not because of alleged sexual improprieties. Read More

Witness to Resurrection! Support Gay Priests!

Tomorrow, Holy Thursday, bishops around the world will be joining in celebrating the Chrism Mass... Read More

Catholic LGBT Things to Do Before 2016 Ends!

Don’t let these deadlines pass without acting! REGISTER at the early bird rate for New Ways... Read More

Did the Vatican Ban Gay Priests or Not?

Since the publication of the Vatican Congregation for Priests’ “The Gift of Priestly Vocation” a... Read More