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Dismissed Gay Priest Wins Vatican Appeal

A gay priest dismissed from ministry after coming out has been reinstated by the Vatican, which reversed the dismissal on appeal due to lack of any clear charges or evidence. Read More

In LGBTQ Welcome, Bishop Introduces Gender-Neutral Language for Baptismal Certificates

The bishop charged with handling questions of canon law in France has encouraged his episcopal colleagues to use gender-neutral language on baptismal certificates in an effort to be more welcoming to LGBTQ parents. Read More

Brazil’s Bishops Silent After Violence Targeting Pro-LGBTQ Comedy Group; Other News Updates

Today's post features several news items on Catholic LGBTQ issues, including the silence of Brazil's bishops on recent violence, a U.S. ambassador's use of Pope Francis to criminalize anti-LGBTQ criminalization, and more. Read More

LGBTQ Dispute Leads Catholic Healthcare System to Withdraw Support for Local Theater

A Catholic hospital group withdrew its sponsorship of a theater in Sacramento, California in response to concerns that the health system discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community. Read More

German Cardinal, Key Bishop Endorse Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

Two leaders of the German Bishops' Conference have opined in support of church blessings for same-gender couples. Read More

Sale of Keith Haring Mural Ensures Continuation of LGBTQ-Friendly Parish

The Church of the Ascension in Manhattan has sold an iconic mural by the late artist Keith Haring for a whopping $3.9 million. Read More

On Holy Family Sunday, A Father’s Plea to Church Leaders

On this feast day of The Holy Family, I want to shout to our Church leaders to review the viability of Church teaching when it comes to same-sex activity, to own at least partial responsibility for the hate and ignorance and pain that my son and countless others have had to overcome, and to examine whether this teaching is enhancing souls and is consistent with Jesus’ message of love and inclusiveness. Read More

Vote for the Best and Worst Catholic LGBTQ News of 2019!

As we have done every year since 2012, Bondings 2.0 is turning to its readers to ask “What were the best and worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of 2019?”  Read More

Catholic School Apologizes After Students Removed “Nutcracker” Featuring Gay Couple

A Catholic school is apologizing after chaperones led students out of a performance of The Nutcracker that featured a same-gender couple. Read More

Alverno College Welcomes First Transgender Student; Other Catholic Higher Education News

As the semester winds down, here is a round-up of news stories concerning LGBTQ issues in Catholic higher education. Read More