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“Unhinged Homophobia” Behind Attacks on Fr. James Martin, Says Leading Catholic Newspaper

A leading Catholic newspaper editorialized on the recent controversy surrounding the pope, U.S. bishops, and Fr. James Martin's LGBT ministry, suggesting an "unhinged homophobia" on the part of some people involved. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Welcome Philadelphia’s New Archbishop as “Breath of Fresh Air”

Philadelphia's new archbishop has given LGBTQ people and allies hope that a new day of greater inclusivity and few culture wars has dawned for them, or at the very least a leader who could not be worse than his predecessor. Read More

Will New Cardinals Lead to LGBTQ Issues Being Downplayed in Church?

With Pope Francis' appointment of more cardinals from the Global South, are LGBTQ issues set to be downplayed in the church? Read More

A Manual for Bridging the Divide: Karen Keen’s LGBTQ Lessons for Conservatives and Progressives

Imagine that you were able to meet with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops... 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

Will Sexual Orientation Derail Canonization for Fr. Mychal Judge?

As regular readers of Bondings 2.0 may be aware, New Ways Ministry has launched a campaign to find people who knew Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, the New York City Fire Department Chaplain who died in the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11.  The purpose is finding such people is to assist a Vatican researcher who is exploring the canonization of this Franciscan priest who ministered to many marginalized communities, including LGBT Catholics. This campaign hit a little bump in the road last month . . . . Read More

Of Church Firings, Catholic Columnist Asks: “Have you left no sense of decency?”

In calling the “outing” of LGBT church workers so that they will be fired a... Read More

Bishops’ Employment Action Against Editor Has Troubling Consequences for U.S. Church

More than sixty church workers have lost their jobs in LGBT-related disputes since 2008, but the recent news... Read More

Fr. James Martin, LGBT Groups, Others React to Pope Francis’ “The Joy of Love”

Yesterday’s release of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family whose title translates as The... Read More

Catholics Plan Sunday Rally to Support Fired Gay Cantor

Catholics near Washington, D.C. will rally this weekend in support of fired church worker Jeffrey Higgins,... Read More