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My Gay, Catholic Wedding (And Other Times I Recognize Myself in the Bible)

We knew that getting married as two gay, Catholic women in the deeply red state of South Dakota, especially when we were determined to have a Catholic liturgy, would be complicated. That is why, despite vastly different contexts, I see myself in today’s parable when it comes to my gay, Catholic wedding during COVID-19. Read More

The Grace of God is Scandalous to the Catholic Church

Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God? Read More

Harm, Needs, and Responsibility: Why Restorative Justice is Good News for LGBTQ Catholics

Today’s liturgical readings prompted me to think about restorative justice, and the implications it could have for LGBTQ people and the Catholic Church. Read More

An Easy Yoke

The only person I’ve ever seen wearing a wooden shoulder yoke was an actor at an historical park like Colonial Williamsburg, King’s Landing, or Old Sturbridge Village.  They look crude and cruel to us.  Read More

Whither Our Easter Joy?

This week, as with the many weeks of our lives, the Gospel invites us to identify with the disciples as they learn from Jesus. But this week things are very different. Jesus is saying goodbye.  Read More

In Times of Uncertainty, We Turn to Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Michael Sennett reflects on how do we answer Jesus’ call to move forward in the storm of COVID-19 and a church that fails to include LGBTQ people if we do not know the way? Read More

Devastation and Sacrament on the Road to Emmaus

I have to admit, I felt like the Easter Grinch during the last few weeks of Lent, convinced that with all the pain and suffering in the world right now, Christ would stay in the tomb this time. After reflecting on today’s Gospel story of  the Emmaus encounter, it brings me comfort to wonder if the disciples felt the same way that I feel now. Read More

Hopeful Seedlings and Home Eucharists: Some Spiritual Gifts from Bondings 2.0 Readers

Earlier this month, Bondings 2.0 asked what LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources readers have found helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. Today's post highlights some readers' submissions for new forms of living faith and of being church. Read More

Introducing “Wilderness Journeys: LGBTQ Lenten Reflections”

As Lent approaches, the editors here at Bondings 2.0, once again are going to return to our readers to offer reflections on scripture from the perspective of LGBTQ people and allies. Read More

Official Denies that Vatican Commission Opened Door to LGBTQ Relationships

The Pontifical Biblical Commission released a new work on anthropology that recognizes advances in modern scriptural scholarship. But reports that this work opened the door to same-gender sexual acts are incorrect, warned one Vatican official. Read More