An Irish reform group has launched a global petition asking top Church leaders in that country to help change the way Catholic teaching refers to LGBTQI people.
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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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Mixed reactions to Pope Francis’ most recent LGBT-related comments have continued to be published, including the perspectives of feminist Catholics and some columnists.
The upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ, to present on welcoming LGBT people in parishes.
A Catholic diocese will withdraw from a state ecumenical coalition at the end of this month, in part because of LGBT issues and a disagreement about how to respond to the 2016 massacre at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.
As June begins, a bishop in Rhode Island has warned Catholics against participating in Pride celebrations because it “promotes a lifestyle and agenda that, in the extreme, is morally offensive.”
The gay man to whom Pope Francis said “God made you like this and [God] loves you” has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview.
Reactions have been mixed in the days since news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man who survived clergy sexual abuse, “God made you like this.”
Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood.
Just a day after news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man “God made you like this,” news then broke that a former top Vatican official said homophobia is a “hoax” and compared the movement for LGBT equality to Nazism.
An Italian archbishop has written the preface to the Italian edition of Fr. James Martin,…
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