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You Never Know What You Will Find at the World Meeting of Families!

The last place in the world where I would expecting to find an all-gender bathroom is the World Meeting of Families. Read More

Fr. James Martin Urges Welcome and Respect for LGBT Catholics at WMF

The movement in the United States and around the world to create LGBT-friendly parishes, which has worked for decades to welcome and include marginalized and alienated people, finally came into its own this week when, at the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Jesuit Father James Martin addressed the gathering about creating inclusive Catholic communities. Read More

Rainbows Over the World Meeting of Families

This evening in Dublin, in the sky above the venue of the Vatican's World Meeting of Families, two separate rainbows appeared about an hour apart from each other.  Read More

Question to Archbishop and Cardinal: ‘What plans do you have for reconciliation with the LGBT community?’

"There have been many missteps in the planning of this event that have alienated LGBT people.  And despite adding two program sessions on LGBT pastoral ministry, many LGBT people still feel alienated and unwelcome. What plans do you have for reconciliation with the LGBT community here in Ireland, and Cardinal Farrell, what plans do you have for reconciliation with LGBT people around the world?" Read More

No Room at the Inn?

It seems like there actually WAS room, after all! Read More

WMF Week Begins With Exciting LGBT Events and Powerful Words from Mary McAleese

On Monday, on the eve of the opening of the WMF, the Wijngaards Institute, a Catholic think tank based in London, launched their new research project, an interdisciplinary study of the church's teaching on LGBT issues.  Read More

Reporting Live from Dublin at the World Meeting of Families!

Bondings 2.0  will be reporting live this week from the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Dublin, Ireland.   Read More

Tech Company Withdraws from World Meeting of Families, Prompting Calls for More Withdrawals

A technology company has withdrawn its participation in the World Meeting of Families (WMF) over the exclusion of LGBT groups, prompting calls for other organizations to do likewise as the event gets underway. Read More

LGBT Controversies Remain as World Meeting of Families Approaches Next Week

In five days, some 37,000 people will gather to begin the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMF) and it seems there will be some progress on LGBT issues, but certainly not as far as many Catholics hoped. Read More

Who Should Get to Sing for Pope Francis in Ireland?

A minor feud has broken out between Irish pop stars over who gets to sing for Pope Francis when he visits Ireland for the World Meeting of Families at the end of the month. Perhaps not surprisingly, LGBT issues are involved in the dispute. Read More