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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

Rosemary Radford Ruether’s Legacy for LGBTQ Catholics

By claiming her Catholic identity, Ruether did something important for LGBTQ and marginal Catholics: she gave us a distinctly Catholic tradition in which to situate ourselves and our theologies that challenge the center. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: Church Will Be Judged for “Reprehensible” Mistreatment of LGBTQ People

Regardless of what some Catholics insist, church teaching does in fact change. And history will not be kind to the church about its treatment of LGBTQ people once teachings on gender and sexuality do change, writes Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan. Read More

Fr. James Keenan: ‘Is the Church At All Interested in Listening to Transgender People?’

Twenty-two years ago, Fr. James Keenan, SJ,  received a call from a psychotherapist who worked with transgender clients, some of whom were Catholic and asking to talk with a priest. Read More

Faith in Queer Futures

Let’s dream, as Moses did, of that reality we may never see, but that will exist for our children, and our children’s children... Read More

Leading Cardinal in Synod Seeks Change in Church Teachings on Homosexuality

One of the Europe's top bishops has said the church must reassess its teaching on homosexuality while offering support for LGBTQ church workers. Read More

Amoris Laetitia: A Beta Test for Synodality

I see four lessons from AL that can prepare LGBTQ Catholics for the coming worldwide synodal process. Read More