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Education Official Defends Catholic Participation in Scotland’s New LGBT Curriculum

A key church official in Scotland has affirmed Catholics' participation in developing the country's new LGBT curriculum, reportedly the first such standards to be implemented in the world and which set a model for Catholic education worldwide. Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More

Are All Sides Equally to Blame for Synod’s LGBT Remarks?

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 featured reactions to the Synod on Youth from several LGBT-positive observers. Today's post engages a more moderate voice when it comes to the Synod and LGBT issues, one whose analysis ultimately fails due to false equivocation. Read More

Protestors Outraged About Catholic Charities’ Decision to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Protests have continued against a local Catholic Charities affiliate's decision to end adoption and foster care services so it would not have to provide services to LGBT clients. Read More

Survey: Majority of Global Catholics Support Reconsideration of LGBT Teachings

A new global survey of Catholics published to coincide with the Synod on Youth has found a majority of respondents believe church teaching on LGBT issues should be reconsidered for the well-being of young people. Read More

Fr. James Martin to Youth Synod: Use “LGBT” Language, Affirm Lesbian/Gay Couples as Family

Reports from the Synod on Youth indicate that LGBT issues are being raised in at least two ways: whether to use the term "LGBT" in a church document and whether to refer to same-gender couples and their children as "families." Read More

Reports from Synod Working Groups Reveal an Awareness of Sexuality, But Lack LGBT-Specific Discussions

Detailed reports from the language-based working groups at the Synod on Youth were released yesterday. Most of the 14 groups at least touched on questions of sexuality, but none really engaged LGBT issues specifically. Read More

At Synod on Youth, French Bishop Says, “We mustn’t be afraid of sexuality!”

A French bishop participating at the Synod on Youth has called on the church to not be afraid of sexuality, but to instead begin an honest conversation about it and engage LGBT youth and their allies with a new pastoral model. Read More

What’s in a Name? “LGBT” in Church Document Stirs Synod Controversy

Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's comment during the Synod on Youth that LGBT people do not exist. A back and forth about terminology as it relates to gender and sexuality proceeded on Twitter, as it likely has elsewhere. Read More

Are Voices of Young U.S. Catholics Being Represented at Synod on Youth?

With the Synod on Youth set to begin today, will the views of young Catholics in the United States on LGBT issues be fairly represented by the nation's bishop-delegates and other participants? Read More