In this time of social distancing, we are discovering (or rediscovering) alternative modes of living faith and of being church through which God’s abiding presence and unyielding love is being made known to us. Needed in this (re)discovery are the unique gifts, perspectives, and traditions that LGBTQ people and allies bring to the church and to spiritual practice.
About Robert Shine, Managing Editor
Robert Shine is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, where he has served since 2012. He is the Managing Editor for Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of LGBTQ Catholic news, opinion, and spirituality. Bob has degrees in theology from The Catholic University of America and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor
Today’s post features three LGBTQ-related developments in the German church, including the election to the bishops conference there of a pro-LGBTQ president.
Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth.
A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students.
One of the great joys for “Bondings 2.0’s” editors and writers in these last seven years has been the community of readers and commenters which has developed. Now we seek to expand that conversation.
Today’s post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church’s solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more.
Two ranking church leaders have blamed transgender people for the coronavirus pandemic currently spreading globally and imperiling billions of people’s lives.
A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist.
Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people.
The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that “particularly unacceptable and offensive” are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to “human rights.”
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