Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Respond Positively to Vatican’s New Synod Document

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have responded positively to the Vatican's latest document on the Synod released last week, praising church officials for reflecting a real style of listening and humility in it. Read More

Vatican’s Latest Synod Document Recognizes LGBTQ+ People as Pressing Pastoral Issue

The Vatican released the latest working document for the Synod on Synodality yesterday, which included LGBTQ+ issues at two points. The document is a signal for LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies to keep participating in the synodal process. Read More

Key Cardinal Robustly Condemns Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ People

A high-ranking cardinal has spoken against discrimination, including that which targets queer people, and said the question of blessing LGBTQ+ couples has not been definitively decided. Read More

LGBTQ+ Vulnerability as a Pathway to Genuine Prayer

Many of us in the LGBTQ+ community know of vulnerability in prayer. We are left to the mercy of God and trust that God has our best interests in mind. Read More

Vatican Synod Office’s Artwork References LGBTQ+ Inclusion

The Vatican's Synod office posted LGBTQ-inclusive artwork to its social media channels recently, further evidence of the reality that LGBTQ+ issues have been appearing in synodal discourse worldwide. Read More

Only the Foreigner Returned: LGBTQ+ Catholics on the Synodal Path

This synodal process has exposed me in a new way to just how often LGBTQ+ Catholics are the foreigners who returned. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Synod Report Includes a Mixed Message on LGBTQ+ Issues

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released its national synthesis for the Synod on Synodality, which includes LGBTQ+ issues, although in a mixed way that is not entirely positive. Read More

Top Cardinal Retracts Previous Call for Revision of Church Teaching on Homosexuality

A top cardinal has seemingly walked back comments made earlier this year which indicated he supported a re-assessment of church teaching on homosexuality. Read More

As Global Synod Progresses, LGBTQ+ Inclusion a Prominent Issue in National Reports

Today's post highlights LGBTQ-related findings from the national syntheses submitted to the Vatican for the Synod on Synodality.  Read More

Irish Synod Report: LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is “The Call of the Holy Spirit”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features the Irish bishops’ synthesis as one of the strongest calls for LGBTQ+ inclusion during the synodal process so far. Read More