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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
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.
New Ways Ministry affirms that Black Lives Matter, and we call on all of our supporters and friends to do the same.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has issued guidelines that place severe restrictions on transgender students in Catholic schools, including possibly not admitting them.
Pride this June has been busy for Catholics, including virtual prayer services and video greetings. Today’s post highlights some other events and initiatives as the month concludes.
Hundreds of Catholics from around the world gathered for prayer in a virtual celebration of Pride earlier this month, marking the Feast of Corpus Christi with a recognition that “We, Though Many, Are One Body.”
Two bishops, along with LGBTQ advocates, theologians, and pastoral ministers have released a series of video greetings for Pride.
The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) will release a new report on the discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, and bisexual lay Catholics today, one which will be discussed in an upcoming livestream this Sunday.
Catholics are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But many of the faithful have also sharply criticized the U.S. bishops’ illogical reaction that condemn the 6-3 ruling in favor of LGBTQ rights.
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