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Why Did Pope Francis Nearly Omit LGBTQ Issues from His Post-Synod Exhortation?

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation following last year's Synod on Youth has been released, revealing the pope's choice to forgo serious engagement with the several LGBTQ-related issues raised during the synodal process. Read More

Are All Sides Equally to Blame for Synod’s LGBT Remarks?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured reactions to the Synod on Youth from several LGBT-positive observers. Today's post engages a more moderate voice when it comes to the Synod and LGBT issues, one whose analysis ultimately fails due to false equivocation. Read More

Pro-LGBT Catholics Are Disappointed and Hopeful After Synod on Youth

Many reactions and commentaries on the Synod of Youth have appeared since the gathering's conclusion just over a week ago, many of which touch on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights some notable pieces from LGBT-positive voices with links provided for further reading; tomorrow's post will examine how LGBT-negative Catholics are reacting. Read More

What I Learned At the Synod on Youth

Three weeks in Rome covering the synod on youth was quite an education for me!  Here are a few things that I have learned. Read More

Pope’s Homily at Synod’s Closing Mass Has Lessons for Those in LGBT Ministry

Pope Francis' homily underlined themes and messages from the synod which are ones that he frequently has touched upon. Several of them are applicable to those involved in Catholic LGBT ministry. Read More

Synod on Youth’s Final Report Is a Mixed Bag on LGBT Issues

The Vatican's Synod on Youth has issued its final report, and its comments on LGBT issues are a mixed bag.  Read More

Cardinal: ‘LGBT’ Will Not Be in Synod Final Report, But ‘Sexual Orientation’ Might Be

Crux has published an interview with India's Cardinal Oswald Gracias in which he gives some insights into what the synod's final report might be saying, based on what he has read in the draft.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: What Archbishop Chaput Has Wrong

Perhaps no one did more to raise the profile of LGBT issues at the synod on youth than Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Read on to learn about his latest statement on the topic. Read More

A Peek Into What Might Be in the Synod Final Document?

I thought this press briefing was instructive to understand some of the opposition to LGBT issues that exists in the synod, even from some people that we might consider allies.  I think that the event provided a peek into what may appear in the final document Read More

Why LGBT People Needed to Speak for Themselves at the Synod

At the October 19th press briefing, there was a prime example of why the synod should have included the voices of LGBT youth in their ranks.  Read More