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CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: San Francisco Archbishop Compromises on Domestic Partnerships

What is remarkable about this historic development is that it shows that Catholic leaders can find creative ways to live with pro-LGBT equality initiatives.  Indeed, they can even negotiate with political leaders to get past impasses.  Read More

‘Homosexuality and Social Justice’: Archdiocese Listens to Gays and Lesbians

“This Month in Catholic LGBT History” is Bondings 2.0’s series to educate readers of the rich history—positive and negative—that... Read More

Key Figures in Transgender Teacher Story Reflect on Their Experiences

Three of the main figures in the recent story about a Catholic school’s decision to... Read More

Thank the Sisters and Archbishop for Protecting the Job of Transgender Teacher

San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has issued a statement which indicates that he will not... Read More

Univ. of San Francisco President Congratulates Lesbian Coach on Marriage

Earlier this month, Bondings 2.0 posted about the University of San Francisco’s (USF) acceptance of two women’s athletics... Read More

Teacher Resigns Over San Francisco Contract Proposals Which California Lawmakers Are Investigating

Another teacher is leaving San Francisco's Catholic school system due to proposed contract changes targeting LGBT and ally employees, a resignation coming at the same time California's legislature holds hearings on the controversy. Read More

S.F. Parents and Students Say Revised Teaching Handbook Is Still Problematic

After months of protest, the Archdiocese of San Francisco has revised the enhanced morality clauses proposed for teaching contracts. These revisions are not quieting tensions in the archdiocese that seem far from resolved. Read More

Nuns Who Walked Out of Catholic H.S. Need a Lesson in Gospel Reconciliation

San Francisco’s continuing saga with the intersection of LGBT issues and Catholicism took an unusual... Read More

The Life and Times of the 'Gayest Catholic Parish' in the U.S.

The National Catholic Reporter’s Tom Fox greatly helped the burgeoning movement of gay-friendly Catholic parishes... Read More

Large Majority of S.F. Teachers Publicly Reject Archbishop Cordileone's Handbook Changes

80% of the teachers and staff at four Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic high schools... Read More