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Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

In the Catholic Church, What’s Next When it Comes to “Gender Theory”?

When Pope Francis criticizes "gender theory" or "gender ideology," what does he mean? Where are such issues going in the Catholic Church? What will be needed to find a reconciling way forward? Read More

Lesbian Catholic Shares About “Mission from God” to Defend LGBT Human Rights

A lesbian Catholic issued a strong call for church leaders to stand against anti-LGBT discrimination at an event for International Women's Day earlier this month. Read More

Homophobic Church “Not the Church of the Future,” Says Former Irish President Mary McAleese

To mark International Women's Day earlier this week, the group Voices of Faith held an event in Rome about women in the Catholic Church. Titled "Why Women Matter," the event featured two LGBT advocates, former Irish President Mary McAleese and lesbian Catholic Ssenfuka Joanita Warry. The event also prompted a civil exchange between McAleese and an Irish bishop. Read More

Catholic Women’s Group Stands Up to Vatican Censorship of Lesbian Catholic, LGBT Advocate

A Catholic women's group has opposed Vatican efforts at censorship by relocating an event where a lesbian Catholic and the Catholic mother of a gay son were scheduled to appear. Read More

Ugandan Lesbian Advocate to Speak at Catholic International Women’s Day Event

A lesbian Catholic from Uganda will be featured at a Catholic event marking International Women's Day this March, as will LGBT advocate Mary McAleese. Read More

At Upcoming Synod, Youth Want Wider Conversation on Sexuality

In preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on “young people, faith and vocational discernment,” 20 young Catholics, 70 theologians, and dozens of  priests and academics gathered in Rome from September 11-15 to begin preliminary conversations around the Synod’s theme. Read More

Fr. James Martin Responds to Vatican Official’s Critique of New Book on LGBT Issues

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has responded to a high-ranking Vatican official’s critique of his new... Read More

LGBT Catholics Must Start “Stonewall” in Church, Says Former Vatican Official

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured excerpts from an interview with former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa who came... Read More

Vatican ‘Panicked’ About LGBT Issues, Says Former Church Official

In a new interview, a former Vatican official has shed light on how church offices... Read More