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Excerpt from “In the Closet of the Vatican” Released Ahead of Book Launch

Ahead of its publication, the National Catholic Reporter released an excerpt from the book "Inside the Closet of the Vatican" by Frédéric Martel. Read More

New Book on Homosexuality at the Vatican Concerns Advocates for Gay Priests

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican is being released this week, one which includes the claim, among several controversial assertions, that 80 percent of priests at the Vatican are gay. Read More

Gay Pastoral Ministers in the Netherlands Publish Open Letter to Pope Francis

Gay pastoral ministers in the Netherlands have published an open letter to Pope Francis protesting the Vatican's ban on gay priests and claiming the Gospel's credibility is imperiled by the Church's attitude on homosexuality. 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

After Papal Comment, Renewed Debate on Whether a “Gay Lobby” Exists in the Clergy

Pope Francis' recent comment about gay priests has reinvigorated the back and forth about whether gay men should be ordained and what role such priests may or may not have played in the Church's sexual misconduct scandal. 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

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

Bishop: Gay Priests “Wreaking Great Devastation” in Church and Cause of Sexual Abuse

Right wing Church leaders are again trying to blame sexual abuse by clergy on gay priests and religious. One bishop has even suggested a 'homosexual subculture" is "wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord." But many Catholics have pushed back, rightfully acknowledging the positive role gay priests and religious have played in the Church while identifying real causes of abuse as crimes of power not sex. Today's post reports on the bishops' gay-negative statements while tomorrow's post shares several analyses. Read More

Laity Key to Releasing Gay Priests from “Lying Trap,” Writes Theologian James Alison

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 outlined the first column in Fr. James Alison's two-part series on homosexuality and the priesthood. Today's post summarizes the second column in The Tablet, which you can read in full here. Read More