Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

Bishop Censored for Acknowledging the Reality That LGBT Families Exist

A bishop's recognition of lesbian and gay relationships have been removed from a video produced in anticipation of the 2018 World Meeting of Families scheduled for this August.  Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More

Former Irish President, Others Concerned LGBT People Will Be Excluded at World Meeting of Families

The former president of Ireland, a Catholic theologian, and an LGBT advocate have all expressed worries that LGBT people might be shut out of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) this summer. Read More

World Meeting of Families Deletes References to Same-Gender Couples

Are LGBT people being erased from materials for the World Meeting of Families? Some observers have suggested this is the case based on picture and text changes in one resource. Read More

Bishop Wants All Families Welcomed at International Catholic Gathering

An Irish bishop has insisted that supports of marriage equality be included in the World Meeting of Families that will be held in Dublin next year. Here's what else he had to say. . . Read More

LGBT Pilgrims Reflect on World Meeting of Families; Others Question Meeting's Impact

As a busy fall for Catholic LGBT advocates winds down, its time for reflecting about what happened–and... Read More

At Philly's World Meeting of Families: Not Much Time Given to Homosexuality, But LGBT Catholics Keep Conversation Going

The World Meeting of Families' (WMF) single session on homosexuality was held Thursday afternoon, drawing more than 750 people to the talk featuring a celibate gay man, Ron Belgau, and his mother, Beverley. Read More

Pope Francis' Visit Is Ambiguous on LGBT Issues Thus Far–And It's Not Over Yet

Pope Francis' visit to the United States is well underway, finishing up in Washington, D.C. and on to the United Nations in New York City. Before he addresses the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this weekend, Bondings 2.0 is taking stock of what he has said thus far as it relates to LGBT issues. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Hopes and Controversies About the World Meeting of Families

There has been so much news and commentary concerning LGBT issues and the World Meeting... Read More