A key church official in Scotland has affirmed Catholics’ participation in developing the country’s new LGBT curriculum, reportedly the first such standards to be implemented in the world and which set a model for Catholic education worldwide.
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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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Reactions to Pope Francis’ recent comments about gay priests were mixed, though generally negative given his aside that homosexuality has seemingly become “fashionable.”
It would be better to starve to death than to accept homosexuality, said a top African church leader while asking government officials to reject foreign aid allegedly tied to LGBT rights.
“Boy Erased” about a teen’s experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is “one of the most important films you will see this year,” wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film’s connections to Catholic theology.
Pope Francis has said that gay men in the priesthood is “something that worries me” and that homosexuality has become “fashionable” in some contexts, comments further complicating his already mixed record on LGBT issues.
Surely an attempt to explore why Catholics join, leave, and remain in the church has to include voices of LGBT people, their loved ones, and vocal allies?
A German priest has been granted Vatican permission to assume a university leadership to which he was elected earlier this year after, permission which first had been withheld over the priest’s views on homosexuality and women.
Fr. James Martin, SJ, has offered a “friendly response” to two bishops who recently criticized LGBT ministry as rejecting church doctrine and promoting atheism.
An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs.
Today’s post features short news notes including the English bishops’ support for Transgender Day of Remembrance, Catholic leaders involvement in anti-criminalization efforts, a petition supporting fired church worker Keith Kozak, and more.
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