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Eating in the Land of the Living

This year, I ate meat on the first Friday of Lent. Not by accident, like I’d done before. Not justifying it with a technicality (like it was after midnight Friday night when we left the bar, so it was really Saturday). Not feeling out of control, or like I couldn’t stop myself, but on purpose. Purposefully. Read More

For Lent, Take a Journey of Scriptural Reflection for LGBTQ People and Allies

New Ways Ministry invites you on a Lenten journey of spiritual reflection. Read More

A Year into the Covid Crisis, Is Ash Wednesday Really Worth Marking This Year?

"Because the crises we face this Ash Wednesday are many and are intense, today feels less the beginning of a new liturgical season than a waypoint marked in a Lent that never ended last year. Introducing new or intensifying existing spiritual practices strikes me as unnecessary, or, if I am honest, just tiring." Read More

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Times of testing often come with the shame that always brings along a kind of self-hatred. Read More

Come Back to Me

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent's 40 days, when we try to pay closer attention to God's gifts of  love, mercy, and forgiveness. Read how several Catholic LGBTQ people and Allies have experienced that love and mercy in so many unique ways.  Read More

A Lenten Project to Benefit You–And LGBTQ People and Allies Around the Globe!

This Wednesday, we will begin our Lenten journeys towards the great feast of Easter!  This season of purging and repentance is filled with reassurances of God's everlasting love and mercy.  Catholic LGBTQ people and Allies have experienced that love and mercy in so many unique ways, through so many powerful experiences.  Read More

Introducing “Wilderness Journeys: LGBTQ Lenten Reflections”

As Lent approaches, the editors here at Bondings 2.0, once again are going to return to our readers to offer reflections on scripture from the perspective of LGBTQ people and allies. Read More

How’s Lent Going For Ya? Yeah, Me Too.

Lent’s  longing, sorrow, and incompleteness remind us that “easy” and life in this messy but beautiful faith don’t always go together. Read More

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Praying for Identity

For Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent, Bondings 2.0 is presenting spiritual reflections from a diverse... Read More

Spoiler Alert: God Isn’t a Rubik’s Cube!

For Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent, Bondings 2.0 is presenting spiritual reflections from a diverse... Read More