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Catholic Mother with Transgender Child Writes on Fears of Returning to Church

A Catholic parent of a transgender person is hesitant about stepping back into her parish after shifting to virtual services during the pandemic. Read More

In New Book, Catholics Parents of Lesbian/Gay Children Tell Their Stories of Faith and Love

The English edition of a book by Catholic parents in Italy who have lesbian and gay children has been released, coming days after Pope Francis encouraged such parents to accompany, not condemn their children. Read More

Pope Francis Tells Parents of LGBTQ Children: “Never Condemn a Child”

Pope Francis has made supportive remarks for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer children, saying further that the parents must not condemn their children. Read More

An LGBTQ Lens on Pope Francis’ Contentious Remarks About Parenting and Pets

Many observers criticized the pope for his take on parenting and pets, including theologian Lisa Fullam, a Bondings 2.0 contributor who also happens to be a veterinarian. Read More

Stuck on Sex: Rethinking Parenthood Beyond the Sex-First Paradigm

While I don’t find the legal arguments particularly exciting, what does fascinate me is how little the arguments in this case had to do with the actual work of parenting. Read More

How a Son and Daughter Responded to a Gay Dad Coming Out

On this Father’s Day, some 34 years after the death of my own father, I reflect on my two amazing children, who were the best enablers I could hope for when I came out as a gay man. Read More

Progetto Gionata Publishes Resources on Experiences of Italian Parents with LGBTQ Children

An Italian organization for families with LGBTQ members has released a free publication for parents with LGBTQ children, as well as an accompanying video. Read More

How the Transformation of One Catholic Mother in Korea Is Expanding LGBTQ Equality

A powerful spiritual transformation occurred when a Catholic mother from South Korea learned that her son was gay. Her story is part of a small but growing movement in the country towards LGBTQ equality. 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

In First for Colombia, Both Names of Lesbian Mothers Listed on Child’s Baptismal Certificate

A lesbian couple in Colombia has had both mothers' names listed on their child's baptismal certificate, which is reportedly a first for the country and a move which the archdiocese is now defending. Read More