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Without Words

I forgot that my friends can see these posts. Via Facebook Messenger last night, one asked me, “So what will you write at that website about the Philadelphia grand jury report?” Read More

Laity Key to Releasing Gay Priests from “Lying Trap,” Writes Theologian James Alison

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 outlined the first column in Fr. James Alison's two-part series on homosexuality and the priesthood. Today's post summarizes the second column in The Tablet, which you can read in full here. Read More

Filipino Catholic Student Leaders Support Passage of SOGIE

Student leaders at seven Catholic universities in the Phillippines have come out in support of the country’s pending anti-discrimination bill that would protect LGBT community members. Read More

Catholic High School Threatens to Fire Lesbian Teacher, Asks Her to Dissolve Marriage to Wife

A Catholic high school in Indiana has asked a lesbian employee to dissolve her same-gender marriage if she wants to remain employed and threatened to fire her if she went public about the school's request. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Catholic Universities in Chile Welcome Transgender Students; Director Cites Pope Francis to Defend LGBT Film; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Top Catholic Ethicist: Do Not Assume Transgender Identities Are “Sinful” or “Disordered”

A leading Catholic ethicist offered positive words about transgender people in a recent interview, saying it should not be assumed that someone naming their gender identity is problematic and that it could be the affirmation of how God created them. Read More

Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More

Telling the Stories of LGBTQ Catholics: An Interview with Xorje Olivares

Xorje Olivares is the queer Latino host of "Affirmative Reaction" on SiriusXM's progressive channel.  He's also Catholic. He's telling the stories of LGBTQ Catholics in print and on radio. Read More

Parishes Celebrate Pride Month, But Obstacles Remain to Full Inclusion

Pride festivities each June provide a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the struggle for equality. Though an increasing number of parishes have joined celebrations this year, Pride is not without controversy in some Catholic circles. Read More