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.
About Cristina Traina
Cristina L.H. Traina is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she teaches Christian theology and ethics. A PhD graduate of at the University of Chicago Divinity School, she writes and speaks on many topics in ethics, including sexuality, immigration, child work, and abortion. She is a long-time member of the St. Nicholas Gay and Lesbian Family and Friends ministry in Evanston.
Entries by Cristina Traina
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?
Where is Christ in this Andy Warhol print? He’s hard to see under the military camouflage. That’s what Cardinal Blase Cupich thought, too, when he saw the print at a recent Chicago exhibit of Warhol’s works.
“As LGBTQ people and as Catholics, we need to reject the misleading opposition of religious freedom and civil rights, reclaiming religious freedom on both Catholic and constitutional terms.”
If some bishops get their way to be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents, it would erode the firewall intended to prevent religious institutions from controlling government, and vice versa.
Imagine that you were able to meet with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops…
Isn’t public opinion on LGBTQ people improving? The complicated answer holds some surprising lessons for…
“The guidelines will do real harm not just to trans and intersex students and families, or even LGBQ students and families, but all students and families. The document gets so much wrong about sex and gender—including how straight and cisgender people live in the world. “
As the Masterpiece Cakeshop’s legal saga continues to unfold, LGBTQ people of faith are again caught between two legal aims: LGBTQ equality and religious freedom. How can we use the law to curtail unjust religious discrimination against LGBTQ folk without inadvertently setting precedents that limit religious liberty?
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