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Rector of U.S.’ First Cathedral Calls Drag Story Time “Evil”; Ruth Hunt Joins House of Lords; And More News

Today's post features news briefs on one Catholic priest's harmful comments about drag story hours, a Catholic lesbian's appointment to the U.K.'s House of Lords, and the legacy of LGBTQ advocate Wendell Rodricks, who recently passed away. Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More

Indian Catholics Celebrate Launch of New LGBTQ Ministry Supported by Top Cardinal

Catholics in India are celebrating the launch of a new LGBTQ ministry that has the support of a top cardinal who happens to be a close advisor of Pope Francis. Read More

Cardinal Blesses Hotline to Help LGBT Catholics, Allies Struggling with Faith

One of India's top Catholic leaders has given his blessing to an LGBT hotline to help struggling Catholics and promised to encourage clergy to be more compassionate toward LGBT people. Read More

India’s Cardinal Supported Striking Down Gay Ban Before the Court Did

Last week's wonderful news that India's Supreme Court decriminalized consensual sex between adults, in effect decriminalizing lesbian and gay relations, has rightly been received by accolades from around the globe.  The only religious leader in India who spoke out for the rights of these sexual minorities was Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay Read More

Catholic Supports Dictator’s Views on Marriage; More News Updates

Here are some items that may be of interest: 1) A ranking church official in... Read More

Carmelite Sisters Become Key Allies for Transgender Youth in India

In January, Bondings 2.0 reported about Indian Catholics’ involvement in starting the country’s first school inclusive of trans... Read More

Catholics in India Help Found New School for Transgender Students

Catholic ministers in India recently formed a group to offer pastoral care for transgender people, reported ucanews.com,... Read More

Caritas India Announces Initiative for Transgender Outreach

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 14, 2016 A Catholic humanitarian agency in India... Read More

India’s Cardinal Gracias Wants Homosexuality Decriminalized

India’s top bishop supports the legalization of homosexuality in his country, which may now be possible... Read More