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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

Virtual Catholic LGBTQ Pride Event: “We, Though Many, Are One Body” 

To help Catholics celebrate LGBTQ Pride in this challenging time, New Ways Ministry will host a virtual prayer service and gathering entitled, "We, Though Many, Are One Body." 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

Fr. James Alison Launches New Website for LGBTQ-Inclusive Eucharistic Liturgies

Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website "Praying Eucharistically" newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate. Read More

Sharing Your LGBTQ Spiritual Practices as a Gift to the People of God

In this time of social distancing, we are discovering (or rediscovering) alternative modes of living faith and of being church through which God's abiding presence and unyielding love is being made known to us. Needed in this (re)discovery are the unique gifts, perspectives, and traditions that LGBTQ people and allies bring to the church and to spiritual practice. Read More

Unexpected Grace: How a Welcoming Parish Softened One LGBTQ Catholic’s Heart

An LGBTQ parishioner in Washington, D.C. has experienced a spiritual renewal in which they discovered a warm and loving environment at his local Catholic parish that softened their hardened attitudes toward the 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

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Preaches on LGBTQ Ministry for First Sunday of Advent

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry and longtime LGBTQ advocate, was Catholic Women Preach's latest homilist, kicking off the liturgical year with her thoughts on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (which can be found here). Read More