Bondings 2.0 needs our readers’ help!
On the last two days of 2016, December 30th and December 31st, we will publish a list of the “Worst Catholic LGBT News Events of 2016” and the “Best Catholic LGBT News Events of 2016.”
To make that list, we need our readers’ help. We’ve assembled two polls below for the “Best” stories and the “Worst” stories. Each list contains 15 “nominees,” based on the blog staff’s assessments of which stories seemed to generate the most comments, had the most impact, and seem to have potential for further change.
We ask you to vote for 5 candidates for the “Best” stories and 5 candidates for the “Worst” stories. You don’t have to rank them. Just select the ones you want to single out from the list. When we print the lists on December 30th and 31st, we will rank the stories based on the number of votes received for each.
You can also choose the “Other” option and write in your own candidate.
Please respond by the 5:00 p.m., Eastern U.S. Time, on Thursday, December 29th.
If your memory needs refreshing about what happened this past year, just use the tools in the right-hand column of this blog to find stories that have been reported on here. You can search by clicking on a category, by using a search term, or by reviewing posts by month.
One note: you will notice as you read the list that two events–the publication of Amoris Laetitia and the Catholic response to the Orlando massacre–are mentioned in both “Worst” and “Best” categories, for different reasons. That’s because many people responded very strongly and differently to both stories.
Thanks for your help in compiling these lists! We look forward to reading your selections!
–Francis DeBernardo and Robert Shine, New Ways Ministry, December 26, 2016