Boston College has again rejected student appeals for greater LGBTQ support on a campus, which the college has been slow to provide in contrast to many of its Jesuit university peers.
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
A transgender man has filed suit against the University of Maryland Medical System after their affiliate, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (UM SJMC), a Catholic hospital, refused to provide him a hysterectomy.
Pope Francis has upheld a local bishop’s decision to suspended a priest from ministry after the priest came out as gay in a 2019 autobiography.
Catholics have continued to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel last month.
A priest in Italy has left active ministry for officiating at a lesbian couple’s civil union ceremony, a move which LGBTQ advocates have decried while issuing support for the priest.
Today’s post features news items on a Gabon archbishop’s unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop’s opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church’s efforts against transgender laws, and more.
“. . . religious freedom is a world of permitted and funded discrimination.”
Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people.
Legal experts and LGBTQ advocates have continued to opine about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, including the impact that ruling might have on church workers.
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