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The Canon of Queer Catholic Saints Requires Some Invention, Writes Theologian

In a recent National Catholic Reporter essay, Flora X. Tang, a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, shared a beautiful reflection on what she describes as the “unofficial canon of queer Catholic saints.” Read More

Paris Archbishop: Teachings on Homosexuality “Reflected an Era,” Need Review

Paris' new archbishop recently gave an interview in which he acknowledged the church needed to reconsider its teachings on homosexuality, and pointed the way forward on how it may happen. Read More

New Symposium Features Young LGBTQ+ Theologians’ Insights on Political Theology

A new online symposium wrestles with the question: “How would Roman Catholic political theology and ethics change if it took seriously the experiences and thought of queer Catholics?” Read More

Black Catholic Theology Can Break Church Impasse on LGBTQ+ Issues

Theologian Craig Ford Jr. has penned an essay on the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church website in which he analyzes how LGBTQ+ issues can be viewed through an African-American Catholic lens. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocate Faults Catholic Feminists for Not Being More Transgender-Inclusive

In a recent essay for the National Catholic Reporter, artist Jessica Gerhardt argues that Catholic feminism must be inclusive of transgender people. Read More

Creighton U. Theologians Condemn Archdiocese of Omaha’s Trans-Negative Policy

Two theologians at a Nebraska Catholic university have strongly condemned the Archdiocese of Omaha’s new trans-negative policy on gender and sexuality. Read More

Synodal Way: Church Should No Longer List Same-Gender Sex as Sin Against Chastity

An assembly of Germany's Synodal Way passed several LGBTQ-affirming resolutions last weekend, though a main document calling for the church church to reconsider its sexual ethics failed to pass. In posts today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will update readers on what happened and what it may mean. Read More

Archbishop Coleridge: Church Must Develop Welcoming Approach to LGBTQ+ Issues

For Australia's Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the global synodal process centers on one clear challenge: “the question of how the Catholic Church might become a more welcoming and inclusive community without abandoning long-held understandings.” New approaches to LGBTQ+ people can spring from these general ideas. Read More

Celebrate Pride with a Queer Reading of Genesis’ Creation Stories

How are the creation stories in the Book of Genesis queer? To celebrate Pride Month, a theologian offers a biblical interpretation that challenges the dominant readings of God’s creation. Read More

Leading Theology Society Calls on U.S. Bishops to Reconsider Its Anti-LGBTQ+ Efforts

A leading organization for Catholic theologians has approved a resolution affirming its support for LGBTQ+ people and calling on church leaders to roll back their efforts against equality. Read More