Nicholas Coppola on Queer Catholic Faith Webinar

  DignityUSA’s popular webinar series, “Queer Catholic Faith,” will feature an interview with Nicholas Coppola, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,  9:00 p.m., Eastern Time.  Coppola, is the Catholic volunteer who was dismissed from several parish ministries when it was learned…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Nicholas Coppola In His Own Words

Bondings 2.0 has been covering the story of Nicholas Coppola, a gay Catholic volunteer lay minister at a parish on Long Island, N.Y., who was dismissed from his parish ministries because an anonymous letter-writer alerted the pastor that Coppola married…

LGBT Advocates, Vatican Observers React to Synod on the Family’s Final Report

Now that the Synod on the Family is concluded, much is already being written about an event The New York Times called the “most momentous, and contentious, meeting of bishops” since Vatican II. Below, Bondings 2.0 provides some early commentaries and reactions related to LGBT topics. …

LGBT Catholics and Allies Will Welcome Pope Francis to the White House

When President Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House this Wednesday, he will be accompanied by a number of LGBT Catholics and other advocates. Not all, however, are pleased with the invitations though they are cause for celebration. Catholics invited include:…

Take Part in Petitions and Actions to Greet Pope Francis’ Arrival in the U.S.

Today begins an important week in the U.S. Catholic LGBT history.  The World Meeting of Families begins in Philadelphia–with all of its associated controversies concerning LGBT issues which we have been reporting on all summer:  exhibits being denied to Catholic…

Gay Catholic to Welcome Pope Francis with President Obama, While Others Call for Greater Dialogue

When President Barack Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House later this month, he will do so accompanied by a young gay Catholic but many are still criticizing the pontiff for failing to encounter more intentionally some LGBT Catholics in the U.S.…

Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and Resources)  (updated May 24, 2017)  Compiled by…

Despised and Rejected: Where Is God When the Church Dismisses a Gay Catholic?

When we’ve been reporting about LGBT people and supporters being fired from jobs at Catholic institutions over the past two-and-a-half years, most of the cases have involved school teachers, and, to a lesser extent, parish music ministers.  Nicholas Coppola, a…