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Priest Punished for Promoting Letter Writing Campaign Against Anti-LGBTQ Bishop

A priest in Poland has seemingly been punished for publicly criticizing a top archbishop who referred to the campaign for LGBTQ equality as a "rainbow disease. Other church leaders, however, have rushed to the archbishop's defense with their own LGBTQ-negative remarks. Read More

Archbishop Claims Poland Suffering from “Rainbow Disease” of LGBTQ Advocacy

One of Poland's top bishops has said the nation is suffering from a "rainbow disease" while likening LGBTQ advocates to the Communist leaders who oppressed Poland in the 20th century. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Unconvinced by Polish Bishops’ Condemnation of Anti-Pride Violence

Poland's bishops have condemned anti-LGBTQ violence that occurred earlier this month during Pride festivities, but many equality advocates are unconvinced by the hierarchy's response given the church's alleged role in fomenting anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Read More

Anti-Transgender Leaflets Accidentally Given to Catholic Students; Other Education Updates

Two English dioceses are apologizing after an anti-LGBTQ leaflet was distributed to students in Catholic schools. Today's post features this story and two other news items from the realm of Catholic education. Read More

John Gehring: Bishops Need a “Year of Abstinence” from Preaching on Sexuality and Gender

Catholic bishops have an authority crisis that seemingly intensifies daily as more LGBTQ church workers are fired and new cover ups of clergy sexual abuse are revealed. One Catholic leader has a suggestion for them: stop preaching about sexuality and gender for a year. Read More

Bishop Offers Twitter Support for Pride as Month of Celebrations Ends

Keeping up with all the Catholic-related Pride news and events this month has been a challenge. Bondings 2.0 has reported already on a number of items. Today's post compiles some additional news as Pride month ends. Read More

New York City Catholics Welcome World Pride with Full Month of LGBTQ Programs

Pride controversies involving Catholics have continued all month, but theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about how Pride is very much in keeping with the Church's social teachings. And New York City Catholics are living that out with a whole series of programs for World Pride this month. Read More

Magazine Barred from Church Property After Criticizing Bishop Who Sent Homophobic Tweet

A Catholic bishop who sent a homophobic tweet warning Pride events are harmful to children has now barred a Rhode Island magazine critical of him from hosting an event at a Church-owned facility. This incident is but the latest controversy relating to the Catholic Church and Pride, but despite harmful comments, many Catholics continue to celebrate Pride. Read More

Composer David Haas Releases Song for Pride Month About Being “Wonderfully Made”

Catholic liturgical composer David Haas released a new song for Pride month based on Psalm 139, which reads "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Read More

Prominent Catholic Says “Jesus Would Be Attending the Pride Parade” After Bishop’s Homophobic Tweet

What is it about celebrating Pride that causes some Church leaders to react in strongly negative ways towards events which simply honor the dignity and value of LGBTQ people? Recent controversies this year have again shown the need for more education and dialogue or, at the very least, silence on social media. Read More