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Synodal Way: Church Should No Longer List Same-Gender Sex as Sin Against Chastity

An assembly of Germany's Synodal Way passed several LGBTQ-affirming resolutions last weekend, though a main document calling for the church church to reconsider its sexual ethics failed to pass. In posts today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will update readers on what happened and what it may mean. Read More

Top Cardinal Retracts Previous Call for Revision of Church Teaching on Homosexuality

A top cardinal has seemingly walked back comments made earlier this year which indicated he supported a re-assessment of church teaching on homosexuality. Read More

Church’s Homosexuality Teaching Needs “Clear Adjustment,” Writes German Lay Leader

The head of Germany's largest lay association has written that the church needs a "clear adjustment" in its teachings on homosexuality, coming the same week the Vatican issued further criticism of that nation's Synodal Way process. Read More

Former Irish President Says Churches Are “Conduits for Homophobia”

The former president of Ireland has said that churches in that country, including the Catholic one, are "conduits for homophobia." Read More

Cardinal Marx, Top Advisor to Pope Francis, Acknowledges He Blessed LGBTQ Couple

A top cardinal and close advisor to Pope Francis has acknowledged he blessed an LGBTQ couple, while also calling for church teaching on homosexuality to be reformed. Read More

Fr. James Martin Criticizes Catholics’ Selective Use of “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

Writing an essay in America, Fr. James Martin, S.J., called out the selective application of the saying “Hate the sin, love the sinner” to LGBTQ people.  Read More

New Report: Majorities of Black Catholics Affirm Gay People and Same-Gender Marriages

A new report highlights that majorities of Black Catholics in the U.S. support the societal of acceptance of homosexuality and clergy performing same-gender weddings. Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

Leading Cardinal in Synod Seeks Change in Church Teachings on Homosexuality

One of the Europe's top bishops has said the church must reassess its teaching on homosexuality while offering support for LGBTQ church workers. Read More

What is a Queer Catholic Sexual Ethic: Eve Tushnet, Tenderness, and Queer Sex

I have to begin by admitting my bias. I am not a big fan of Tushnet. But I see some complications in Tushnet’s position that fill me with tenderness, even as I know we will continue to radically disagree on what constitutes a Catholic sexual ethic. Read More