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U.S. Archbishop Says Pope Francis Named Transgender Rights as ‘Significant Issue’

A U.S. archbishop has claimed that during ad limina meetings, Pope Francis named the movement for transgender rights as a 'significant issue' of today alongside abortion. Read More

The BEST Catholic LGBTQ News Stories of 2019

Here are the top ten BEST Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year.  As you will see, there has been a lot to celebrate these past 12 months! Read More

Giving Thanks for Our Abundant Blessings

Every year on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Bondings 2.0 presents a bundle of gratitudes from the volunteers, board, and staff of New Ways Ministry. Today's post is this year's selections, reminding us that God is always bountiful in blessing us! Read More

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Lesbian/Gay Persecution, Concerned About “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Pope Francis made two steps to further LGBTQ inclusion in the church these week: condemning the persecution of lesbian/gay people and meeting with a lesbian activist who works to end conversion therapy. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

How the Synod on the Amazon Could Lead to a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Church

That the Synod on the Amazon now underway will not directly address LGBTQ issues does not mean Catholic advocates for equality should ignore an ecclesial event that could greatly impact our efforts for equality in the church. Read More

Quote to Note: Pope Francis on Sexuality and Social Justice

While meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique, the pope answered a question about how to avoid falling into clericalism, and he included this nugget of wisdom. Read More

Pope Francis Phones Prominent Gay Theologian and Priest James Alison, Restores Him to Ministry

Pope Francis has called a leading gay theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry over his LGBTQ-affirming work, saying the pope gave the theologian "the power of the keys." 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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis Says Fair Criticism Is “Always Well Received”

Responding to a journalist's question, Pope Francis said criticism of him is "always well received." What lessons might the pope's comments on criticism have for LGBTQ advocates and church reformers? Read More