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Navigating Ambivalence About Mary’s Assumption

I am frankly uncomfortable with some of the ways that the Church chooses to honor Mary. Maybe more disturbing, the Church seems to proceed from the same type of theological thinking that leads to homophobia and transphobia. Read More

“We Need to Talk”

So what might an adult conversation between the institutional Church and LGBTQ Catholics look like? Read More

In “Montero,” Lil Nas X Shows How Black, Queer Sexuality Holds Keys to Liberation

“When I see Lil Nas X dancing into the depths of hell on a stripper pole, I see Jesus,” wrote Jordan DeSanto in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More

Working Document from Germany’s Synodal Way Speaks Positively of Same-Gender Relationships

Participants in Germany's Synodal Way included a working document on sexuality and relationships during regional meetings this month that, if approved later, could move the church forward significantly on LGBTQ inclusion and questions of sexuality more generally. Read More

New Series “Love, Victor” Illustrates How to Embrace Identities of Culture, Faith, and Sexuality 

A new pop culture television series entitled “Love, Victor” seeks to present a new  narrative of LGBTQ youth in U.S. culture. Read More

Welcoming Parish Is “Balm Within a Church That Continues to Wound,” Writes Jason Steidl

“As a gay man, it often feels impossible to remain Catholic,” writes theologian Jason Steidl in a "Commonweal" article which is part of the magazine’s series on contemporary U.S. Catholicism, "The American Parish Today." Read More

Jesuit Magazine Publishes Defense of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Education

In an essay published in a leading online Catholic magazine, a queer writer has defended Australia’s LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program. Read More

German Bishops Affirm Homosexuality as “Normal,” Acknowledge Queer Relationships as “Hot Topic”

After sponsoring a consultation on human sexuality, Germany's bishops issued a statement in which they said church teaching against same-gender sexual activity was a "hot topic" and affirmed homosexuality as a "normal" part of human development. Read More

Catholic Students at Union Theological Counter LGBTQ-Negative Group’s Presentation

What does it mean to navigate through life as a Catholic LGBTQ person? Not all Catholic LGBTQ people have the same philosophy. The diversity of opinion was recently clear in New York where Catholic students held a counter event to one LGBTQ-negative group's presentation. Read More