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In Wake of Vatican Ban, Reckoning with the Two Faces of Pope Francis on LGBTQ Issues

At the center of the dispute over the Vatican's recent ban on blessing same-gender couples has been Pope Francis' role. Bondings 2.0 published earlier this week on reports that the pope tried to distance himself from the ban in his Sunday Angelus address, but many people still continue to criticize the pope. When it comes to Francis, it seems there is no resolution yet on what some observers consider his two faces on LGBTQ issues. Read More

U.S. Catholics Roundly Condemn Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Catholic advocates for LGBTQ equality have reacted strongly against the Vatican's response ad dubium yesterday in which it banned the blessing of same-gender unions. Read More

The Last Word on Gay Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse?

'Heterosexuality or homosexuality is not the cause of pedophilia.' Read More

Pope Francis Met by LGBTQ Kiss-In During World Youth Day

Joyful protesters greeted Pope Francis during World Youth Day  celebrations with a kiss. LGBTQ activists organized a kiss-in, or “besaton” in Spanish, to coincide with the Pope’s visit to the events in Panama City, Panama . Read More

The Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2018

To end 2018 on a positive note, we present to you the results of the Bondings 2.0's readers poll of the Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2018. 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

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Gay Man Says “I Saw a Compassionate Man”

The gay man to whom Pope Francis said "God made you like this and [God] loves you" has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview. Read More

From ‘Who Am I to Judge?’ to ‘God Made You Like This and Loves You Like This’

News reports have been spreading across the globe because a Chilean clerical sex abuse survivor has reported that in his private conversation with the pope, Francis strongly affirmed the man's gay sexual orientation. Read More