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Is the Courage Model Appropriate as LGBTQ Ministry?

Is a support group for celibacy, like Courage, a model appropriate for all who wish to deepen their commitment, grow in virtue, and serve the Church? Read More

German Bishop Hopes for Development in Church Teaching on Sexuality, But Is Synodal Way the Source?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on a working document in the German church's Synodal Way process that was about sexuality and relationships, and which has potentially to significant advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Today's post features two reactions to that document, as well as one other story from Germany. Read More

Working Document from Germany’s Synodal Way Speaks Positively of Same-Gender Relationships

Participants in Germany's Synodal Way included a working document on sexuality and relationships during regional meetings this month that, if approved later, could move the church forward significantly on LGBTQ inclusion and questions of sexuality more generally. Read More

Fr. James Alison Publishes New Personal Essay on Life as a Gay Man in Relationship with God

Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian, has penned an astoundingly beautiful personal essay for The Christian Century’s series that focuses on the prompt, “How my mind has changed.”Alison reflects on moments and relationships throughout his life as a gay man that shaped his relationship with God and his studies of theology. Read More

Polish Bishops Claim Church Teaching on Homosexuality is “Infallible”

In a new document on LGBTQ issues, the Polish bishops have claimed that church teaching on homosexuality is infallible, as well as advocated for conversion therapy programs. Read More

It’s 2020, and We Need the Assumption More Than Ever

Today, I find that hope, reassurance, and sustenance in the dogma of the Assumption. I truly believe that as a Church and as a people, we need the Assumption today more than ever. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Church Must Respect LGBTQ Families As It Does Any Other Family

Theologian and gay priest Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about the need for the church to respect LGBTQ families and take pastoral care of LGBTQ more seriously, not only for the good of that community, but for the good of the church. Read More

Franciscan Theologian: Church Must Abandon “Boogeyman of ‘Gender Ideology'”

Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, writes in the National Catholic Reporter: "The time is long overdue to reject specious arguments like those that undergird the right-wing political and ecclesial agendas promoting the boogeyman of ‘gender ideology.’” Read More

Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference

An archbishop who directed moral theologians to study the possibility of blessings for same-gender unions was elected president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. Read More

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More