A bishop successfully helped restrict a West Virginia city’s ban on conversion therapy despite LGBTQ advocates’ appeals to ignore the bishop’s objections.
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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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Today’s post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items.
Faculty and staff at Boston College have published an open letter criticizing university officials for being exclusionary of transgender and non-binary people in a campus survey.
The Synod office at the Vatican has featured LGBTQ issues, including stories about same-gender couples, in the latest edition of its newsletter.
Pope Francis has written another letter to LGBTQ people, saying this time that God “does not disown any of his children.”
It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons.
What does it mean to “pray for vocations”? Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and Pope Francis once again is reframing how the people of God should think about an issue. His message is quite relevant for LGBTQ people.
A bishop has sustained his criticism of a Catholic school for flying Pride and Black Lives Matter flags, issuing a second letter, in which he writes that the church cannot “condone transgenderism.”
A lesbian church worker fired because of her sexual orientation has won her legal battle after a 15 years ago struggle.
Swiss priests are refusing to sign a diocesan code of conduct largely because it includes provisions intended to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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