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Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More

Irish Catholics Launch Global Petition Seeking to Remove “Intrinsically Disordered” Language

An Irish reform group has launched a global petition asking top Church leaders in that country to help change the way Catholic teaching refers to LGBTQI people. Read More

Mixed Reactions to Pope Francis’ “God Made You Like This” Comments to Gay Man

Reactions have been mixed in the days since news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man who survived clergy sexual abuse, "God made you like this." Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More

Conference on Gender & Sexuality Asks ‘Why Stay?’

Graduate students at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College ask why LGBTQ+ students should "stay" in the Catholic Church in an academic conference.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Gay Catholic Says Church’s Language on Homosexuality is “Vile”

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh's admission that the institutional Church "struggles to find a language" through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Church Leaders Need to “Own Up to Modern Biology” on LGBT Issues

Will there someday be a world without gender? This possibility is explored by theologian Ilia Delio in a recent piece for "Global Sisters Report." Read More

French Priest Says Pope Francis Approved Blessing Gay Couples

A French priest has claimed that, in a private meeting, Pope Francis approved of the priest's work blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Theologian’s Writing on Queer Jesus Are “Highly Offensive and Blasphemous,” Says Bishop

A bishop has described a theologian's decade-old, LGBT-informed writings on the New Testament as "highly offensive and blasphemous," igniting a controversy that has made sensational headlines but with little basis. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Catholics Should Expect “Messy Period” on LGBT Inclusion

A leading theologian and priest has said the Catholic Church should expect a "messy period" when it comes to LGBT inclusion, a period similar to that experienced in other Christian denominations as they moved to become more affirming. Read More