On this feast day of The Holy Family, I want to shout to our Church leaders to review the viability of Church teaching when it comes to same-sex activity, to own at least partial responsibility for the hate and ignorance and pain that my son and countless others have had to overcome, and to examine whether this teaching is enhancing souls and is consistent with Jesus’ message of love and inclusiveness.
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“Had it not been for what I consider the miraculous intervention of the Holy Father, I would have simply been another failed priestly statistic, chewed over by a no-longer serviceable canonical system.”
After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was “abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage,” as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic.
A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.
A priest thanks and affirms the work of a young gay Catholic man speaking out for justice in the church.
As the new school year starts here in Indianapolis, two Catholic high schools are missing key faculty and staff who were terminated this past year because of their same-gender marriages. A third Catholic school lives under sanctions by the local archbishop for refusing to discriminate. But in these unjust situations, I find there is a certain freedom and a hope coming forth, too.
Today’s post is from guest blogger Jason Steidl who reviews “Stumbling in Holiness,” a new book on sin and sanctity in the church by theologian Brian Flanagan, and shares its implications for LGBTQ and Ally Catholics.
A Catholic employee at an IKEA store in Poland was fired after he posted violently imaged scripture passages on the store’s internal Facebook group.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, held a Mass of Inclusion to welcome LGBTQ people to the church.
Today’s post is from guest contributor Alfred Pang who writes about what the Vatican’s new document on gender means for LGBTQ teachers in Catholic education. What is at stake? The vocation of teaching and the integrity of LGBTQ people.
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