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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

Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s “Building a Bridge”?

The blog Daily Theology had an interesting back-and-forth about Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, Building a Bridge. The conversation centered on whether academic theologians were sufficiently engaged a book that has made sizeable waves in the Church, and what it means to do public theology. Read More

INTERVIEW: Fr. James Martin on the Second Edition of “Building a Bridge”

Today, Bondings 2.0 features an interview with Fr. Martin about what has been added in the new edition, how he responds to critics, and why the book has both challenged and consoled him. Read More

Another German Bishop, Theologian Support Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

Two German bishops and a theologian have joined the conversation on how the Church can bless same-gender couples, even while still denying them sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Bishop Urges Church to Find “New Language” and “New Ways” on LGBT Issues, Listen to Young People’s Questions

An auxiliary bishop in Boston has said that the Church must find new language on LGBT issues to address the concerns of Catholics, especially youth and young adults, and that bishops must do more listening. Read More