A priest thanks and affirms the work of a young gay Catholic man speaking out for justice in the church.
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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.
Today’s post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican’s highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues.
“As the parent of a transgender daughter and as a deacon whose ministry includes pastoral care to Catholic families with transgender members, it is painfully apparent that the document is totally divorced from the lived reality of transgender people.”
“We implore the Holy See to take a stand against criminalizing LGBTQ+ individuals. “
I neither leave nor remain. I am in limbo. Ten years teaching, six years studying in school, a decade ministering, hundreds of students taken on retreat, dozens and dozens of LGBTQ students lives’ made more livable for the safe space my classroom provided them: these are but a few of the numbers that mattered most to me before the day I was told I could no longer teach or remain in my position as Campus Minister because I was married to another woman.
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