“I implore our Cardinal, Bishops, priests and religious to support those of us who are struggling to defend the lives of LGBTIQ people.”
About Beth Mueller Stewart
Beth Mueller Stewart is a trained minister, theologian, educator, spiritual director, and coach. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she worked in high school ministry in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years after receiving her M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. She likes to run, ski, swim, hike, and write and now lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.
Entries by Beth Mueller Stewart
A former Catholic Charities head has denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2021 ruling that allows religious adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ client. The head also chastised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) support of such discrimination.
The Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico has urged people to participate in a recent protest against what they call “gender ideology” which was held in response to the launch of the government’s ‘gender perspective curriculum,’ which is part of a larger effort to help women and LGBTQ people subject to violence.
A cardinal in South Korea has endorsed the prospect of an anti-discrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation, while at the same time, expressing concerns the bill could be a pathway for marriage equality.
“Building a Bridge” by Jesuit Fr. James Martin has been translated into Korean, making it the first book for LGBTQ Catholics in Korea.
The New York Times recently profiled several LGBTQ-friendly parishes in Manhattan, painting a picture of the kind of church that so many are working to build.
Advocates for LGBTQ people are holding a solidarity vigil to support a church in Ireland that received harsh criticism on social media and a warning from the local archdiocese for flying a rainbow Pride flag.
The Archdiocese of Indiana and a local Jesuit high school remain in a standoff in a canonical case after an Indiana court dismissed a civil suit against the archdiocese.
A priest in Poland taught school children that homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be “cured” with electric shocks and genital mutilation, leading to support from a national politician and criticism from his diocese.
A Michigan diocese’s property covenant prohibits buyers from supporting transgender youth, so the proposed sale of a shuttered Catholic church is at a standstill.
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