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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

As Year of Mercy Begins, Cardinal Says Being Gay Is Not a Crime

Being gay should not be illegal. This is a top Indian prelate’s message as the nation’s legislators... Read More

Mother Teresa's Order End Adoptions over Fears Gay People Might Provide Loving Homes for Children

Missionaries of Charity sisters in India, the order founded by Mother Teresa, is withdrawing from adoption work over fears that single gay and lesbian folks might welcome a child into their home. Read More

Indian Lay Leader: Synod Must Bring LGBT People 'In From the Cold'

What does Virginia Saldanha want from this fall’s Synod concerning marriage and family life? Bringing... Read More