The archbishop of a Caribbean nation has called gender ideology “diabolical” because, he says, it goes against the “understanding of the human person.” At the same time, he acknowledged the need to stop discrimination against LGBTQ people, especially in the Caribbean.
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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.
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A theologian has described the allegations that led a top administrator at the U.S. bishops’ conference to resign as “unethical, homophobic innuendo” that began a “long ugly season” for the nation’s Catholics.
Some Italian Catholics have offered their support for an Italian bill that would enhance LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Meanwhile, the Vatican, which at one point had intervened against the bill, is now remaining quiet.
A former Catholic member of parliament in the United Kingdom, who now heads the Jesuit Refugee Service there, has apologized for voting against marriage equality in the past.
A senior bishop in Germany has suggested the church apologize for harming lesbian and gay people.
The Vatican has instructed Spain’s bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first.
The Spanish bishops have voiced their opposition to a proposed law that would expand rights for transgender people, as well as increase penalties for anti-LGBTQ discrimination, all while hate crimes are on the rise in that country.
An archbishop has retracted his criticism of the Vatican over its intervention against an LGBTQ non-discrimination bill being debated in Italy.
News broke last week that on Holy Saturday this year, the Vatican hosted a transgender group for vaccinations at the personal invitation of Pope Francis.
The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) has released a new document on the need for methodological changes in how theology about LGBTQ issues is done.
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