Brunching With the Golden Girls and the Prophet Jeremiah

In my mind’s eye, I regularly attend the most fascinating brunches, where the mimosas are bottomless, and both laughter and tears surface in equal measure. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Theologian Says U.S. Courts Must Find “Judicial Clarity” on Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is among the most disputed areas when it comes to LGBT issues in the United States today. LGBT-negative elements have attempted use religious liberty to justify and make legal their discrimination against LGBT people, while advocates for LGBT equality have pushed back. Read More

Read Today’s Gospel–And This Blog Post–All the Way to the End

Perhaps it isn’t prudent to begin a scripture reflection by noting that the Gospel passage about which one is to write includes one’s least favorite bible verse. You know the one: it’s not uncommon to see it flash by on a sports broadcast where a fan – or an athlete - has it scrawled on a sign, or on their face, a la Tim Tebow.  Read More

What’s So Shocking About Gender Neutral Language?

Throughout February, conservative religious and secular websites have been fuming mad about a very commonsense development at the University of Dayton, an Ohio Catholic school run by the Marianist Brothers. Read More

Turning Over Tables With Jesus

“He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area.” This image from today’s gospel is not the way I like to imagine Jesus. Read More

Tests and Tents: Finding Grace in Life’s Challenges

Being a second-generation, Filipinx queer person of color that grew up in the evergreens and lush mountains of the Pacific Northwest, I felt a deep desire to go back home and give back to my community to serve and walk with the majority of students of color coming from low-income backgrounds, who live in a predominantly white city. Read More

POLL RESULTS: Is the Catholic Church Becoming More or Less Accepting of LGBT People?

The results of Bondings 2.0's readership survey on whether attitudes and acceptance of LGBTQ people have increased or decreased in the Catholic Church over the past four years are in! Read More

Catholic Schools Withdraw Funding for LGBT Play Over Reasons One Would Not Expect

A Catholic school district in Canada has pulled funding from a musical production about a gay student's struggle for equality in Catholic education, though the reasons for the funding dispute are not what one would expect. Read More

Manhattan College Supports Its LGBTQ students through LaSallian Charism

Manhattan College, a Catholic campus in New York City, established its first LGBTQ support group in the early 1980’s. Since then, the organization has grown and flourished as its members continue to raise awareness and create a safe space for LGBTQ students on campus. Read More

Sam Smith’s New Song Challenges Anti-LGBTQ Catholicism

Openly gay pop singer Sam Smith’s most recent album The Thrill of it All includes... Read More