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Queerness Is Integral to Catholic Discussions of Family and Amoris Laetitia

Queerness needs to be urgently centered and made visible as we listen and learn from the body of Christ. Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis Sows Seeds of Hope for Unhoused LGBTQ Youth

Still, I believe that Francis has sown the seeds of theological renewal, which may yet bear hope for LGBTQ homeless youth. Read More

Fear and Grief: The Emotional Impact of Transition on Close Family Members

In this post, I would like to enrich Amoris Laetitia’s chapter six ‘Some pastoral perspectives’ by considering transgender binary transitions (male to female and female to male) and intimate family responses to these situations.  Read More

Courageous Pastors Are Needed to Open Wider the Door “Amoris Laetitia” Left Ajar

Pope Francis has pushed ajar the door for the organic development of Catholic sexual teaching. It will require courageous bishops, pastors, laity, and LGBTQ individuals to work to push that door wide open. . . Read More

On the Fifth Anniversary of “Amoris Laetitia,” What’s Love Got to Do with It?

On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL), one refrain keeps coming to my mind “What’s Amor Got to Do With It?” Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More

Instructions on “Amoris Laetitia” from Malta’s Bishops Can Inform LGBT Issues, Too

Bishops in Malta have published a document on applying Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on family... Read More

Top Vatican Official for Family Life Rebukes U.S. Bishops

Pope Francis’ top official for marriage and family issues criticized his U.S. colleagues this week for their... Read More

Pope Francis on LGBT Issues Is Out of Sync with Amoris Laetitia’s Overall Message, Say Theologians

Last week, Bondings 2.0 highlighted young theologians critical of the perceived dismissal of LGBT Catholics... 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