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Catholics Seek Justice for LGBTQ Refugees, End to Criminalization Laws

Catholics in England have raised alarms about that nation's treatment of LGBTQ asylum seekers, while Catholics elsewhere highlight the need to oppose conditions which cause LGBTQ people to flee. Read More

New Vatican Gender Document Is “Nothing More Than Putting Lipstick on a Pig,” Says Journalist

The Congregation for Catholic Education's document on gender, Male and Female He Created Them, has continued to generate commentary and criticism. Today's post highlights some of those reactions with links provided for further reading. Read More

LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Celebrates 20th Anniversary After Meeting Pope Francis

The LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council has been busy lately, celebrating its 20th anniversary just weeks after some pilgrims from the group had an audience with Pope Francis. Read More

Pope Francis Meets with LGBT Pilgrims as Sixth Anniversary of His Election Approaches

In an historic moment for the Catholic Church, members of a pilgrimage for LGBT+ Catholics and their families met with Pope Francis last week and participated in an Ash Wednesday service he led. Read More

Cardinal Offers New Definitions of ‘Home’ and ‘Family’ to LGBT+ Catholics

Cardinal Vincent Nichols sermonized about new definitions of "home" and "family" which embraced configurations beyond the heterosexual nuclear grouping. Read More

Reporting Live from Dublin at the World Meeting of Families!

Bondings 2.0  will be reporting live this week from the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Dublin, Ireland.   Read More

LGBT Catholics Ask British Bishops to Educate Themselves on Gender

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have released a plenary statement on gender, and the contents are a mixed bag of sensitivity and misunderstanding.  A Catholic LGBT+ pastoral ministry in London has responded to the statement, calling for the bishops to educate themselves. Read More

A Pastoral Approach to the Celibacy vs. Relationship Debate

In London’s Catholic Herald, Msgr. Keith Barltrop offers sound advice to pastoral ministers working with lesbian... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: London Cardinal ‘Rejoices’ in LGBT Acceptance, While Still ‘Obstinate’ on Marriage

London’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols has been one of the global church’s strongest advocates of pastoral... Read More

London’s Catholic LGBT Ministry Rallies Around Ugandan Exile

In what is a strong display of Catholic advocacy for the human rights of gay... Read More