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Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

50 Years Later, Lessons from “Humanae Vitae” Debate Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Theologians Michael Lawler and Todd Salzman have written a commentary on "Humanae Vitae's" 50th anniversary which while not explicitly addressing LGBT issues is quite relevant and insightful. Today's post highlights a few key features of their overall argument that Pope Francis has changed the calculus on contraception and invited new conversations that more deeply incorporate human experience in theological ethics. Read More

Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Gay Catholic Says Church’s Language on Homosexuality is “Vile”

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh's admission that the institutional Church "struggles to find a language" through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.  Read More

Bishop Urges Church to Find “New Language” and “New Ways” on LGBT Issues, Listen to Young People’s Questions

An auxiliary bishop in Boston has said that the Church must find new language on LGBT issues to address the concerns of Catholics, especially youth and young adults, and that bishops must do more listening. Read More

Fr. Richard Rohr on Sexuality, Gender, and Our Identity in Christ

"Sexuality and gender identity elicit so many strong feelings and even irrational opinions because they touch upon something foundational. If you don’t recognize the sacred at this deep level of identity and desire, I don’t know if you will be able to see it anywhere else." For more wisdom from Fr. Richard Rohr, read on! Read More

Will Sexuality Education Sink Alberta’s Catholic Schools?

Figures on both sides of Alberta's debate over whether Catholic schools can teach a different curriculum on LGBTQ issues have made claims that this issue could severely threaten church-affiliated education in the province. Read More

Alberta’s Catholic Officals Can Improve Sexual Education Teaching, But Will They?

Controversy is again erupting in Alberta over Catholic schools' handling of LGBT and other gender/sexuality issues, highlighting anew church officials' choice about whether Catholic education in the province is going to prioritize students' well-being or anti-LGBT ideology. . . Read More

At Upcoming Synod, Youth Want Wider Conversation on Sexuality

In preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on “young people, faith and vocational discernment,” 20 young Catholics, 70 theologians, and dozens of  priests and academics gathered in Rome from September 11-15 to begin preliminary conversations around the Synod’s theme. Read More

Students Resist Catholic School’s Anti-Marriage Equality Program

Students and parents at an Australian Catholic school have resisted administrators’ decision to host a... Read More