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Reactions Mixed to Pope Francis’ Recent Gay Priest Comments

Reactions to Pope Francis' recent comments about gay priests were mixed, though generally negative given his aside that homosexuality has seemingly become "fashionable." Read More

On Gay Priests, Does Pope Francis Still Believe “Who Am I to Judge?”?

Pope Francis has said that gay men in the priesthood is "something that worries me" and that homosexuality has become "fashionable" in some contexts, comments further complicating his already mixed record on LGBT issues. Read More

Conservative Resistance to Pope Francis Gels Around LGBT Issues

A conservative resistance has been growing in the church since Pope Francis was elected in 2013, with many of the harshest criticisms reserved for the ways he has slowly begun to change the church’s conversation around LGBTQ+ acceptance.  Read More

Pro-LGBT Catholics Are Disappointed and Hopeful After Synod on Youth

Many reactions and commentaries on the Synod of Youth have appeared since the gathering's conclusion just over a week ago, many of which touch on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights some notable pieces from LGBT-positive voices with links provided for further reading; tomorrow's post will examine how LGBT-negative Catholics are reacting. Read More

What I Learned At the Synod on Youth

Three weeks in Rome covering the synod on youth was quite an education for me!  Here are a few things that I have learned. Read More

Pope’s Homily at Synod’s Closing Mass Has Lessons for Those in LGBT Ministry

Pope Francis' homily underlined themes and messages from the synod which are ones that he frequently has touched upon. Several of them are applicable to those involved in Catholic LGBT ministry. Read More

Pope Francis’ Bold Tweet and Other Synod News Notes

"This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer." Read More

Would St. Oscar Romero Use the Term “LGBT” and Recognize a Queer Couple’s Love?

His cause stalled for nearly four decades, the institutional church finally recognized yesterday what the people of God have known all along: Monseñor Oscar Romero is a saint! With the Synod on Youth underway in Rome, I suggest here that this newly-canonized, but longtime saint can lead us forward towards LGBT liberation. Read More

Group Investigating Cardinals Says Rumors of Homosexuality Will Be “Noted Very Carefully”

A rightwing Catholic group has announced its intention to investigate Catholic cardinals ahead of the next papal conclave, saying it will be "noted very carefully" in reports if a cardinal is considered to be gay. Read More

What’s in a Name? “LGBT” in Church Document Stirs Synod Controversy

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's comment during the Synod on Youth that LGBT people do not exist. A back and forth about terminology as it relates to gender and sexuality proceeded on Twitter, as it likely has elsewhere. Read More