Ceding to protests, Duquesne University administrators have backed off an initial decision to ban gender-neutral language and imagery from an upcoming campus fashion show.
About Robert Shine, Associate Editor
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.
Entries by Robert Shine, Associate Editor
A leading bishop and Catholic teachers in Ghana have joined together to oppose the introduction of comprehensive sexual education in the nation’s schools.
A top U.S. cardinal has said it is “important” and “incumbent” that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue.
The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter’s LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today’s post features two commentaries on this question.
Catholics in India are celebrating the launch of a new LGBTQ ministry that has the support of a top cardinal who happens to be a close advisor of Pope Francis.
News has broken of another LGBTQ-related employment dispute, this time involving a gay music minister in Georgia.
Key bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released a statement commenting on three cases which involved LGBTQ civil rights that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for last week.
Two journalists, one from South Africa and one from the U.S., have recently responded to a pro-LGBTQ talk that theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale gave earlier this summer. Both journalists agreed that Massingale invites us all to adjust our image of God.
A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school “amazing,” which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning.
A top archbishop has again disparaged the LGBTQ movement, comparing it to the oppressive regime that ruled Poland in the late 20th century. But church reformers are calling on the Polish hierarchy to comply with church teaching about respecting LGBTQ people and avoid such rhetoric.
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