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Recent Steps Towards LGBTQ Inclusion Are Signs of Hope for Church

"What would it mean for the institutional church to welcome L.G.B.T. Catholics?" That is the question posed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, in a new column for America where he shares three recent steps towards inclusion. Read More

Should Catholics Be Hopeful About Pope Francis’ Latest Remark on LGBT Issues?

Mixed reactions to Pope Francis' most recent LGBT-related comments have continued to be published, including the perspectives of feminist Catholics and some columnists. Read More

Beacons of Patience and Hope: A Queer Advent Journey with the Holy Family

Advent is often described as a time of cultivating hope, and I sometimes also see it as a time to cultivate patience. As a gay Hispanic worshiping in and working for the Church, patience and hope are virtues that I am obliged to foster. . . Read More

How to Sustain Hope When Troubles Are Near and Justice Feels Far Off

This past weekend, hundreds of Catholics gathered for New Ways Ministry’s Symposium focusing on how... Read More

Finding Rainbows of Hope in Dark Times

For U.S. LGBT advocates, and for so many others around the globe, the incoming U.S. President... Read More

Might This Be Joy: LGBTQ People’s Witness to Audacious Love

For the four Sundays of Advent, Bondings 2.0 is featuring lectionary Scriptural reflections by LGBTQ theologians and... Read More

Cardinal’s Friendship with Gay Man “Melted Away” Prejudices

A top cardinal’s words during an HIV/AIDS fundraiser reveals the power of personal encounter to break... Read More

Where Do You Find Hope for the Church in 2015?

As 2015 begins and Pope Francis announces new cardinals, Bondings 2.0 wonders what sources of hope Catholic LGBT advocates look to for the coming year. Read More

When Advent Hopes Collide with Christmas Surprises

We are on the brink of Christmas. Advent is coming to a close.  How has... Read More

On Spirit Day, Catholics Chart New Course for LGBT Youth

Today is Spirit Day. Millions across the nation will wear purple as a sign of... Read More