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Catholics Reject Accusations That “Homosexual Clique” Is Running the Church

Church officials in England have strongly rejected critics' charges that there is a "homosexual clique" controlling the church, which have prompted further repudiations of the idea that gay priests cause sexual abuse. Read More

Home for the Holidays?

  Though we are surrounded by images of perfect family celebrations for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is impossible to ignore the pain so many of us hold inside, as we go about our business, doing our best to maintain the positive outward appearance that the season seems to demand.  My heart goes out to those families who struggle through the holidays.  Read More

For Trans Catholics, Calling and Naming Are Parts of Affirmation

Transgender people are not always given the dignity of having their identities recognized or respected. Read More

Are All Sides Equally to Blame for Synod’s LGBT Remarks?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured reactions to the Synod on Youth from several LGBT-positive observers. Today's post engages a more moderate voice when it comes to the Synod and LGBT issues, one whose analysis ultimately fails due to false equivocation. Read More

Pro-LGBT Catholics Are Disappointed and Hopeful After Synod on Youth

Many reactions and commentaries on the Synod of Youth have appeared since the gathering's conclusion just over a week ago, many of which touch on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights some notable pieces from LGBT-positive voices with links provided for further reading; tomorrow's post will examine how LGBT-negative Catholics are reacting. Read More

Gay Catholic to Faithful: “Walk in My Shoes” to Know Me as a Person, Not an Abstraction

A gay Catholic writer has shared his story in an appeal for Catholics to "walk in my shoes" so they can understand him and other LGBT people as human beings rather than as abstractions. Read More

Protestors Outraged About Catholic Charities’ Decision to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Protests have continued against a local Catholic Charities affiliate's decision to end adoption and foster care services so it would not have to provide services to LGBT clients. Read More

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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Solidarity with LGBT People Is a Pro-Life Issue

The forced resignation of San Diego gay pastoral worker Aaron Bianco because of violent threats against him, his husband, and his family by right-wing Catholics has other members speaking out in support of Catholic values which affirm LGBT people.  Read More

Catholics Experiencing “Toxic Atmosphere” During New Wave of Anti-LGBT Hate in the Church

With a gay church worker having to resign after right-wing attacks and new protests mounting, this moment in the church is one of new hate about which Catholics should be concerned, according to several LGBT experts. Read More