Two major Catholic opinion leaders have come out in support of LGBTQ Catholics in Detroit, where the Archdiocese continues to suppress LGBT groups’ efforts to gather and to minister to their communities.
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Catherine Buck is a writer and educator from Burlington, New Jersey. She recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where she also teaches composition. She received her BA from La Salle University, and has worked with Lasallian communities worldwide, including a year of service in El Paso, Texas. Her non-profit work has most recently taken her to Nicaragua, where she first became interested in the practices of liberation theology.
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In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. James Alison uses the metaphor of sheep, shepherds, and wolves to explain how he works to address the problem of institutionalized homophobia in the church, as well as to recall his own personal experiences as a gay priest and his support of other LGBTQ Catholics.
Austria’s Archdiocese of Salzburg has published a new book which explores the blessings of same-gender unions, an important step towards formal recognition of LGBTQ+ relationships in a country where marriage equality was instituted in 2019.
Bishop Gumbleton, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality and other social justice causes, has spoken up to support Dignity/Detroit, a local organization of LGBTQI Catholics and their supporters, after the Archdiocese of Detroit issued sanctions against the group.
A Catholic school’s students and alumni have voiced their objections to the school’s decision to not renew a gay teacher’s contract because of his same-gender marriage, a decision backed by the local archbishop.
he New York Times’ obituary of playwright Terrence McNally who died in late-March from COVID-19, recalled his many accomplishments, including multiple Tony awards and his ability to expand theater audiences’ horizons through his depictions of gay life. McNally was the creator of Corpus Christi, though, in a separate remembrance of the playwright in Commonweal, Paul Baumann notes this controversial gay play was curiously absent from the Times’ recounting of McNally’s works.
Cameron Esposito’s new memoir Save Yourself is the story she needed when she was younger. The lesbian comedian tracks the story of her Catholic upbringing and queer liberation, including an early interest in the priesthood and majoring in theology at a Catholic university
When children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola died at 85, he left behind a legacy of love and scores of devoted fans raised on his gentle and wondrous works, many of which involved Catholicism.
Musician Gina Chavez is queer and Catholic, and she wants the world to know her story.
The International Church Reform Network (ICRN) has published a “Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Church,” which emphasizes the importance of equality and a synodal approach to reform.
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