We hope that you find Bondings 2.0 a useful resource for you. Our desire is to put out quality material of news and opinion on Catholic LGBT issues to help inform readers of what is going on, good and bad and in-between, in regard to these issues. Our hope is that this information will help readers develop intellectually and spiritually, and that this resource may support them in their ministry, their activism, and their relationships.
Twice a year, we come to our readers in a single post (this is one of them) to ask for financial support for this blog. The last time we did so was six months ago on our one year anniversary.
We like to think of the blog in the same way that we consider public radio or public television. The resource is free for the public to consume, but we rely on the generosity of some of our “consumers” to keep the material free and available to all. Would you be able to be one of those generous people this time around? You can donate by clicking the “Contribute” tab at the top of the blog page or simply click here. Please write “blog” in the comments section of the donation page, so we know where you want your gift applied.
If you prefer to donate by check, you can mail the gift to:
New Ways Ministry
4012 29th Street
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
Please write the check to “New Ways Ministry” and write “blog” in the memo line.
The world of Catholic LGBT issues is moving so fast. When we began this blog a year and a half ago, we made a commitment to try to post something once a day. In fact recently, we often find that we have to post twice or three times a day, just to keep up with the volume of news and perspectives that we find occurring. We have been faithful to that daily commitment for over 18 months now, and we hope we can keep it going in the future.
We try to give you the gist of each story so that you don’t have to read a whole article yourself if you don’t have time, but we also provide you with the link to the complete text if you do want more information. We also try to give you multiple sources for each topic, when available, so that you can see things from a variety of perspectives, and get the best of each news organization’s reporting. And we also offer our perspective on new developments and opinions.
A blog is social media, however, so in addition to giving our perspective, we and our readers benefit from learning your perspective, too, when you post your responses and reactions in the “Comments” section of each post. I’m always amazed at how much I learn from the intelligent and compassionate responses of our readers.
A donation of $50 is less than one dollar per week of news and information that you receive here. If you donate $50, we will send you a complimentary copy of New Ways Ministry’s Homosexuality: A Positive Catholic Approach as a thank-you gift. You can donate by clicking here or by mailing a check to the address provided above. Please write “blog” in the comments box of the electronic donation page or in the memo line of the check.
So, please help keep Bondings 2.0 strong in the future. A small donation on your part goes along way to helping New Ways Ministry help thousands of LGBT people, families, ministers, advocates, and scholars aware of the many new developments in the area of Catholic LGBT news.
Thanks so much for your generous support!
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry