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QUOTE TO NOTE: Gay Catholic Says Church’s Language on Homosexuality is “Vile”

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh's admission that the institutional Church "struggles to find a language" through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.  Read More

Ireland’s Top Archbishop Says Church “Struggles to Find a Language” to Relate to LGBT People

Speaking about the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Ireland's top bishop has said the institutional Church struggles to relate to LGBT people and other people who do not conform to the magisterium's ideal image of family. Read More

Archbishop’s Criticism of Anti-LGBT Criminalization Law Reveals a Need for More Education

A Carribean archbishop has come out against anti-LGBT criminalization, saying that while homosexuality is immoral, it should not be illegal. Read More

Firing of LGBT Church Workers a “Very Difficult Question,” Says Cardinal

A leading U.S. cardinal has said the firing of LGBT church workers is "a very difficult question." Read More

Gay Priest’s Story Is Evidence of the Need to Do Authentic Ministry

An openly gay priest has shared more details about his coming out story, a reminder of how important it is to do ministry authentically. Read More

Theologian’s Writing on Queer Jesus Are “Highly Offensive and Blasphemous,” Says Bishop

A bishop has described a theologian's decade-old, LGBT-informed writings on the New Testament as "highly offensive and blasphemous," igniting a controversy that has made sensational headlines but with little basis. Read More

Lesbian Catholic Shares About “Mission from God” to Defend LGBT Human Rights

A lesbian Catholic issued a strong call for church leaders to stand against anti-LGBT discrimination at an event for International Women's Day earlier this month. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

World Meeting of Families Deletes References to Same-Gender Couples

Are LGBT people being erased from materials for the World Meeting of Families? Some observers have suggested this is the case based on picture and text changes in one resource. Read More