A flip-flop by a British politician about his stance on the morality of gay sex has given rise to a leading international Catholic journal publishing an eminent defense of sacredness of lesbian and gay relationships.
About Francis DeBernardo, Editor
Francis DeBernardo has ministered at New Ways Ministry since 1992, first as a volunteer, and then as a staff member since 1994. He has served as Executive Director since 1996. He has conducted programs on LGBT issues and Catholicism in parishes, dioceses, retreat houses, colleges, and religious communities throughout the United States. He authored Marriage Equality: A Positive Catholic Approach. He is the editor and a contributor to Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of news and opinion covering Catholic LGBT topics. His articles have appeared in The National Catholic Reporter, Commonweal, The Advocate, and The American Catholic. He was the keynote speaker at the conference on religion and LGBT issues at the first World Pride event in Rome, Italy, in 2000, and a featured speaker at the interfaith conference at World Pride in London, England in 2012.
Entries by Francis DeBernardo, Editor
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Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: “I’m concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although ‘marriage for all’ differs clearly from the church’s concept of marriage, it’s now a political reality.”
The government of Peru is withdrawing a national school curriculum that was widely criticized for employing what critics have called “gender ideology.”
“I want to share a few of my hopes. I hope that in our family we are planting the seeds for our future generations, where any person of any of the LGBTQ letters will feel loved and welcomed and safe.”
A story about LGBT ministry in the Catholic Church that needs to be told, re-told, and re-told again: Catholic nuns have been LGBT people’s strongest supporters among institutional church people.
A hope and wish for you and ourselves on New Year’s Day!
As we close out 2017, here’s our readers’ picks for the best Catholic LGBT news of the past 12 months.
In a year of ups and downs in the world of Catholic LGBT news, our readers selected what they considered the 10 worst events of 2017.
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