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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

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

Fr. Dan Horan Criticizes Two U.S. Bishops for Taking Anti-Transgender Actions

Responding to two bishops' transphobic statements, a popular Franciscan theologian has called for the church to listen to transgender persons rather than using abstractions to dehumanize the trans community. Read More

Former Pope Benedict XVI Calls Marriage Equality a “Deformation of Conscience”

Former pope Benedict XVI sharply criticized marriage equality as the result of a "deformation of conscience" that is in "contradiction to all previously successive cultures of mankind." Read More

Part II: Paul Griffiths Rejects Transgender-Positive Approach of Daniel Walden

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured excerpts from Daniel Walden's essay in Commonweal earlier this year about gender and Catholic theology, specifically as it relates to transgender people. Today's post details a response from Commonweal contributor Paul Griffiths, as well as Walden's further response. Read More

Part I: Writer Daniel Walden Proposes Narrative Approach to Transgender Issues in Church

Earlier this year, two cisgender men had an exchange in Commonweal about issues of gender in the church, specifically the experiences of transgender people. Today and tomorrow's posts on Bondings 2.0 offer some of the main ideas proposed. Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, An Eschatological Hope for LGBTQ Families

The Church’s hierarchy needs an eschatologically oriented theology to reframe how LGBTQ+ Catholics as embodied and relational beings can anticipate the Reign of God through their discipleship Read More

Sanctioning Priest Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs Is Like Nazism, Says Former CDF Head

The former head of the Vatican's doctrinal office has said sanctions against a Polish theologian for using anti-gay slurs are similar to practices used in Nazi Germany. Read More

“We Need to Talk”

So what might an adult conversation between the institutional Church and LGBTQ Catholics look like? Read More