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Bishop Rebukes Priest Who Criticized “Lunatic Approach to Transgenderism” in Homily

A bishop in Ireland has banned from ministry a priest who made anti-LGBTQ+ comments during a homily. Read More

Irish Priests’ Association Endorses National Conversion Therapy Ban

The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland (ACP) is supporting conversion therapy ban and calling  for additional research on these “ineffective and harmful” practices, all as part of a national inquiry about the topic. Read More

Irish Synod Report: LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is “The Call of the Holy Spirit”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features the Irish bishops’ synthesis as one of the strongest calls for LGBTQ+ inclusion during the synodal process so far. Read More

Irish Bishops Approve LGBTQ-Negative Sex Education Program; And Other News

Today's post includes stories about the Irish church's new sex education program, one Jesuit's review of "The Power of the Dog," and more. 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

Ten Years Later, Will LGBTQ Advocate Fr. Tony Flannery Receive Justice at the Vatican?

After ten years of being silenced by the Vatican, due in part for his support of marriage equality, Ireland’s Fr. Tony Flannery is calling for an independent review of the Vatican’s ruling. Read More

Irish Archbishops Encourage LGBTQ Outreach Amid Major Decline in Church Life

Two archbishop in Ireland have emphasized the need to include LGBTQ people in the church's outreach efforts, comments made in the face of declining enrollment and participation among Irish Catholics. Read More

Exhibit Profiles Lesbian Couple Who Left Religious Life But Not the Struggle for Justice

A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century. Read More

Catholic Schools in Ireland Reject Bishops’ Sexuality Curriculum Over LGBTQ Concerns

At least three Catholic schools in Ireland have rejected a controversial curriculum on sexuality and relationships developed by the nation's bishops, a rejection due, in part, to the curriculum's LGBTQ-negative teachings. Read More

Amid Sex Ed Debate, Mary McAleese Says She Regrets Sending Children to Catholic Schools

Ireland’s former president is at odds with one of the country’s top archbishops in the debate over a sexual education curriculum for Catholic schools, which has caused some people to re-examine the relationship between church and state when it comes to Ireland’s schools. Read More