In a personal article for the Philippines news outlet Inquirer, 60-year old Nice Rodriguez chronicles both her relationship with the Catholic church and her identity as a Filipina lesbian woman, marking how this intersection of communities has changed over the course of her life.
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As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland’s capital. She will be in attendance with her son, Justin McAleese, and his husband.
An in-depth profile on the Madonna of Montevergine is drawing greater attention to the Italian third-gender femminielli and the wider LGBTQ community who participate in an annual pilgrimage to this ancient Neapolitan shrine.
My daughter, Marsha, is the mother of identical twins. Both were born with the bodies of girls. Marsha always wanted to name a daughter after my mother, Mary, so she named the twins Joanne and Mary. Joanne always loved to wear tutus and Mary wanted to wear camouflage type outfits.
Australia’s Melbourne Archdiocese has released a document which encourages its 330 schools to approach LGBT students with support and tolerance. The resource is an alternative to a government program, Safe Schools, with which church officials disagreed. However, the new document is not without its own controversies.
Seattle University’s LGBTQ+ community and allies are left outraged and concerned about what kind of school environment the administration is fostering after a Jesuit faculty member admitted removing student newspapers which contained a cover photo from the campus drag show. The remarks of the school’s president have added to the controversy.
On April 22, 2018, Professor Patricia Beattie Jung delivered the Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture,…
As a Christian I always cringe when I read articles concerning LGBT people by Peter Espeut, a Jamaican Roman Catholic deacon and sociologist. As an office-holder in a church ostensibly built on the “rock” (or “Peter” in Latin) of Christ’s example and command to reach those on the margins of society, this modern Peter’s writings display a dangerous hostility towards vulnerable LGBT people.
Following a report that Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services agency (CSS) does not place foster children in the care of same-sex couples, that city’s Department of Human Services (DHS) decided that it will not sponsor future placements of children through CSS, which receives funds from the city.
On March 8, 2018, I attended a workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Mount Airy, Maryland, entitled “The Catholic Church and Gender Identity.” . . . . I left demoralized.
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