Catholic schools in Indianapolis have excluded student-athletes at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from participating in a joint competition, a decision made following the archbishop’s decree removing the school’s Catholic designation because administrator’s refused to discriminate against an LGBTQ employee.
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Robert Shine is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, and has been with the organization since 2012. He is the Associate Editor for Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of news and opinion covering Catholic LGBT topics. 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 Catholic high school which has so far fired two LGBTQ church workers is now…
A priest in Poland has seemingly been punished for publicly criticizing a top archbishop who referred to the campaign for LGBTQ equality as a “rainbow disease. Other church leaders, however, have rushed to the archbishop’s defense with their own LGBTQ-negative remarks.
Fr. James Martin, S.J. recently testified before a U.S. congressional committee on the role religious acts can play in combatting hate crimes, and suggested, “the most effective thing they can do is to get their own houses of worship in order.”
A lesbian couple in Colombia has had both mothers’ names listed on their child’s baptismal certificate, which is reportedly a first for the country and a move which the archdiocese is now defending.
It has been two months since the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today’s post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading.
A Brazilian archbishop has forced the cancellation of an transgender-related theater production after calling it “a prejudiced and criminal action of disrespect of the Catholic Christian faith.”
A high school that lost its Catholic designation for refusing to terminate an LGBTQ employee at the archbishop’s request is appealing that decision before the Vatican. Meanwhile, the archbishop has barred the school from holding school-wide Masses.
One of Poland’s top bishops has said the nation is suffering from a “rainbow disease” while likening LGBTQ advocates to the Communist leaders who oppressed Poland in the 20th century.
A former student at a Catholic high school which has fired two LGBTQ church workers in recent years is exposing the allegedly hostile environment administrators created for him and others who called for justice.
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