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New Policy Threatens to Expel Transgender Students from Catholic School

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured the story of a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to transgender student. Today, there are two more stories of how Catholic schools are failing to provide for their LGBTQ students. Read More

Catholic School Denies Re-Enrollment to Student Who Came Out As Transgender

Today's post features a Catholic school that denied re-enrollment to a transgender student. Read More

Member of Commission on Women Deacons Defends Priest Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs

A member of Pope Francis' commission on women deacons has come to the defense of a theologian who used slurs against gay priests and was then fined by a German court for hate speech. This defense comes as tensions over the court case heat up. Read More

Embracing Abrahamic Faith

One of the most disturbing chapters of my childhood still haunts me. Read More

Our Stories Let Youth Know That Queerness Is Possible, Writes LGBTQ Catholic

Grace Doerfler is a queer Catholic woman who believes deeply in sharing the wholeness of her identity, even as she struggles to find a home in a church that too often fails to acknowledge and welcome its own queer and trans community. Read More

University of Notre Dame Constructs Anti-LGBTQ Chik-Fil-A Over Student Objections

The University of Notre Dame has proceeded constructing a Chik-fil-A outpost on campus, a move supported by Senator Lindsey Graham, but to which hundreds of students and others objected. Read More

Germany’s Married Gay Catholic Health Minister Criticizes Vatican Ban on Blessings

A ranking German government official has criticized the Vatican for banning same-gender blessings, remarks applauded by the priest behind that nation's protests against the ban. Read More

Iowa Bishop Uses Occasion of Diocesan Anniversary to Criticize Transgender People

A bishop in Iowa used the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption and a diocesan anniversary to instead emphasize the need to deny transgender people the respect and care they deserve. Read More

Exhibit Profiles Lesbian Couple Who Left Religious Life But Not the Struggle for Justice

A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century. Read More

Korean Cardinal Offers Limited Support for LGBQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Bill

A cardinal in South Korea has endorsed the prospect of an anti-discrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation, while at the same time, expressing concerns the bill could be a pathway for marriage equality. Read More