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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

New Ways Ministry Issues Synod Report on LGBTQ Catholics and Allies

Yesterday, New Ways Ministry released its report on what LGBTQ people and allies are saying during the synodal process. The report is now available to read and share widely. Read More

German Bishops Announce “Synodal Path” to Address Sexual Morality, Other Disputed Topics

In response to the sexual abuse crisis, Germany's bishops have announced the beginning of  a "binding synodal path" to examine questions regarding sexual morality, clericalism, and priestly celibacy. Read More

Are Synods Actually Helpful for LGBT Catholics and Their Families?

Following the Vatican’s 2015 Synod on the Family, a handful of dioceses worldwide have convoked... Read More

Apologies Need to Be Supported by Structures in Both State and Church

Several days ago, Bondings 2.0 reported on Munich’s Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s call for an apology by the... Read More

Can LGBT Issues Be Included at San Diego’s Diocesan Synod?

Following Pope Francis’ lead, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego has called a diocesan synod... Read More

Irish Synod Approves Outreach Proposal to LGBT People, Others Hurt by Church

Today, Catholic LGBT and ally pilgrims from the U.S. are bound for Ireland, sponsored by New Ways... Read More

Is the Catholic Church Actually Progressive on LGBT Issues?

Is the Catholic Church actually progressive on LGBT issues, despite news headlines to the contrary?... Read More

Archbishop Cupich: Respect Lesbian and Gay People's Consciences

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago again defended the primacy of conscience regarding LGB people in an interview, striking too against those who seek to deny Communion to certain Catholics. Read More

After Synod on the Family, Catholic Church Faced with Choice on LGBT Issues

The Synod on the Family is over and Catholics await Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on family life derived from the bishops' deliberations, curious whether it will mirror the Final Report or deviate away towards a much hoped for, more merciful approach. Read More