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Transgender Student: Catholic Church Nearly Killed Me. Georgetown Saved Me.'

Much of Catholic higher education in the U.S. is fairly supportive of LGBTQ students. Many colleges offer supports as is evident in New Ways Ministry’s… 796 more words


Friday Night Well Spent

Food can only take me so far

A Venti Latte, a few more waking hours

But today is written in the language of laughter,

In conversations never awkward, 161 more words

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On Synod's First Day, Differing Opinions on What Can Be Expected

As I mentioned last week, I’m in Rome for the first part of October to observe the proceedings of the Vatican’s synod on marriage and family topics.   920 more words


A Divided Response to Transgender Persons at Georgetown's Campus

One step forward, one step back. This is the two-step experienced by the trans community at Georgetown University’s campus as its affiliated hospital faces a discrimination complaint at the same time that the Washington, DC, school recently instituted a policy to let transitioning students change their names. 752 more words


Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese Spells Out Falsehoods and Possibilities in Marriage Equality Responses

In Bondings 2.0’s continuing effort to try to chronicle all the key Catholic reactions to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling,  we’ve mostly been compiling snippets of responses into a series of posts… 1,437 more words


Priest Removed from Seton Hall University Comes Out as Gay

Seton Hall University’s former director of campus ministry, removed from his position recently after publicly supporting the NOH8 campaign, has come out as gay. Father Warren Hall, who is also a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, which owns Seton Hall,  has begun to speak publicly about the employment incident which led to his removal. 1,344 more words


U. of Dallas Student to President: Apologize for Speaker or Admit That LGBT Students Are Unwelcome

University of Dallas commencement

University of Dallas president Thomas W. Keefe is being asked to apologize anti-gay remarks made at the Catholic school’s commencement ceremony earlier this month. 651 more words