Let’s face it, conflicts in long, close relationships get into ruts.
About Cristina Traina
Cristina L.H. Traina (she/her) is Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Chair of Catholic Theology at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, where she teaches Christian theology and ethics. A PhD graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, she writes and speaks on many topics in ethics, including sexuality, immigration, child work, and abortion.
Entries by Cristina Traina
The Bible is full of similar advice for marathons of other kinds. Countless stories tell of God preparing people before hard and holy undertakings by feeding them, often miraculously.
America Magazine recently featured pieces on Communion denial from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver and Fr. Louis Cameli. Today, theologian Cristina Traina writes about what both clerics got wrong.
The community of faith in the Holy Spirit, is on its way to endorsing acceptance, love, and blessing not just for same-sex couples but for all LGBTQ+ persons.
Until the Church recognizes justice-seeking, loving, generous couples of all kinds with the sacrament that acknowledges the grace they manifest, the Church will be preaching a hospitality that it does not practice.
What springs to mind when you hear the word “family”? If it’s vulnerability, humility, fidelity, unconditional love, selflessness, mutual support and respect, teaming up with others to support the community, and a welcome to children (in particular those with special needs) and LGBTQ members—and if it comes in many shapes and sizes, including same-sex couples—you have a highly placed ally in the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis.
As LGBTQ Catholics, we recognize that none of us is free from discrimination unless all of us are. What are our next moves?
The only person I’ve ever seen wearing a wooden shoulder yoke was an actor at an historical park like Colonial Williamsburg, King’s Landing, or Old Sturbridge Village. They look crude and cruel to us.
The space between Ascension abandonment and Pentecost confidence is uncomfortable.
Catholic same-sex partners might be the ideal leaders of the US Catholic Church’s Pre-Cana programs for straight engaged couples. Why so?
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