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Bishop Rejects Claims of Gay Subculture in Diocese, But Falls Short of Universal Denial

The bishop of San Diego has rejected parishioners' claims that a gay subculture exists among the diocese's priests and seminarians and refused to blame the clergy sexual abuse scandal on gay priests. Read More

Jamie Manson Castigates Vatican for Harmful Language About Gay Priests

Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis' most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests. Read More

Catholics Show Gratitude, Solidarity for Gay Priests. Add Your Support Today!

We are asking readers Bondings 2.0 readers and the entire faithful to sign a statement of solidarity and gratitude in support of gay priests. Read on for more information. 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

Catholics Reject Accusations That “Homosexual Clique” Is Running the Church

Church officials in England have strongly rejected critics' charges that there is a "homosexual clique" controlling the church, which have prompted further repudiations of the idea that gay priests cause sexual abuse. Read More

While Archbishop Blames Gay Priests for Abuse, Cardinal and Other Catholics Reject Such Theories

A leading U.S. bishop has firmly rejected any suggestion that gay priests have been a cause of clergy sexual abuse, joining a growing number of other Catholics who have refused to let such homophobic narratives go unchecked. Read More

Linking Gay Priests to Sexual Abuse is “Discrimination,” Church Needs to Address Sexual Hypocrisy, Says German Official

A top church official in Germany has rejected claims that gay priests are a cause of clergy sexual abuse, saying such ides are discriminatory. He also said the church can no longer be hypocritical by preaching its sexual morality while knowing few practice it. 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

Catholics Reject Bishops’ Claim that Gay Priests a Cause of Sexual Abuse

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 covered recent comments by several U.S. bishops that strove to link homosexuality with clergy sexual abuse. Today's post offers commentaries from Catholics who either pushed back against such bishops or who have offered a more positive assessment about gay priests and the abuse crisis. Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More