Boston College has opened a new exhibit exploring the history of LGBTQ Catholics, and it hopes to tell a different story than the common narrative of antagonism between the church and the queer community.
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.
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An archdiocesan commission set up to examine LGBTQ issues in Catholic education, especially regarding employment policies, has issued its findings.
While Germany’s Synodal Way has garnered many headlines, another experiment in synodality is underway in Australia that could have major implications. The question for many LGBTQ Catholics is whether their participation will be welcome and what change might come about as a result of this process.
One of Ghana’s top bishops has announced the creation of conversion therapy facilities as part of an effort to stop homosexuality from causing Ghana to become a Muslim-majority nation.
Ghana’s Catholic bishops have endorsed a bill that seeks to criminalize LGBTQ people, saying they desired this “abominable practice” be made illegal.
Today’s post features news about The College of William and Mary honoring gay historian John Boswell with a new building dedication and other news items.
In his homily opening the the synodal process today, Pope Francis asked: “Are we good at listening?”
But, rather than seeing myself on Jesus’ side in this story, more and more I see myself as the rich person, clinging to that which keeps me from salvation.
German Catholics took their next steps in the Synodal Way with the second assembly last weekend that included approval of a text which speaks positively about LGBTQ people and calls for the church to bless their relationships.
In October, the Catholic Church will begin a two-year process that could be the most revolutionary ecclesial event since Vatican II. It is essential that LGBTQ Catholics and allies be involved.
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