In the wake of multiple firings of LGBTQ people from Catholic institutions, the chair of the Fordham University’s theology department reported a disheartening political reality for the queer community in the form of two state court rulings.
About Lizzie Sextro
Lizzie Sextro, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Theology and English in 2016. She is currently working to receive her Masters of Theological Studies at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Her area of focus within theology is systematics and specifically theological anthropology. In the future, she hopes to get her PhD in systematic theology.
Entries by Lizzie Sextro
This Ash Wednesday, Matthew’s Gospel helps us to reflect upon the truly valuable things in our lives.
Georgetown University is facing investigations regarding redirection of funding from an explicitly pro-family student group to pro-LGBTQ organizations.
Manhattan College, a Catholic campus in New York City, established its first LGBTQ support group in the early 1980’s. Since then, the organization has grown and flourished as its members continue to raise awareness and create a safe space for LGBTQ students on campus.
As the conversation around Fr. James Martin’s most recent book Building a Bridge continues, more voices have spoken in affirmation of Martin and his call for dialogue between the Church and the LGBT community.
On this Feast Day of All Saints, Roman Catholics celebrate the lives of all saints, both known and unknown within our Tradition. This includes the queer saints!
Has Pope Francis revived Pope John Paul II’s controversial “Theology of the Body” approach to sexual ethics, which is quite critical of LGBT identities and non-heteronormative family structures? One author says “Yes.” Here’s what that means. . .
Theologian Massimo Faggioli and President John Petillo of Sacred Heart University have analyzed some of the issues regarding recent social media attacks from “far-right” Catholic groups who use vicious rhetoric against LGBT people. Here’s what they had to say . . .
In 1614, a man named “Tibira,” a member of the Brazilian indigenous Tupi tribe, was executed by a group of French Christian missionaries. His crime? Sodomy. Now one LGBT activist was to make Tibira a “queer saint”. . .
In preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on “young people, faith and vocational discernment,” 20 young Catholics, 70 theologians, and dozens of priests and academics gathered in Rome from September 11-15 to begin preliminary conversations around the Synod’s theme.
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