Like openly LGBT people, Catholic women exist almost exclusively at the Synod on Youth’s margins. That rejection is why solidarity between these communities will be key to winning equality, said feminist panelists at an event in Rome earlier this week.
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.
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With the Synod on Youth now underway in Rome, Bondings 2.0 explores the LGBT records of a sampling of delegates from outside the U.S. The following bishops are just some of the 300-plus delegates participating in the Synod (a full list available here). It is unclear if and how LGBT issues will be addressed, who might be the key bishops involved in any discussion, and whether there will be positive outcomes.
With the Synod on Youth set to begin today, will the views of young Catholics in the United States on LGBT issues be fairly represented by the nation’s bishop-delegates and other participants?
A new book about Catholic women that includes chapters on LGBT issues was launched in Rome this week in anticipation of the Synod on Youth.
Georgia’s top bishop has reaffirmed his support for Fr. James Martin, SJ, and a local pastor at an LGBT-friendly parish after protestors spread misinformation about Martin’s talk and sought to have the pastor removed.
Singapore’s archbishop has released a pastoral letter strongly opposing the repeal of a law in that nation which criminalizes homosexuality, claiming at one point that such an action would have “long-term and irreversible” consequences which are “dreadful.”
Christine Hallquist made headlines earlier this year when she became the first transgender person chosen as a major political party’s gubernatorial candidate. In advance of her likely election as Vermont’s next governor this fall, Hallquist spoke to Vermont Business Magazine about being raised Catholic and having a supportive family.
A conservative writer named as a witness to allegations of rape by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has previously blamed gay priests for clergy sexual abuse, an issue about which there are still many opinions among Catholics.
Defying orders from his archbishop, a Chicago priest went ahead with plans to burn a rainbow flag and revealed he had taken more actions to remove his parish’s history of being LGBT-friendly.
Catholics once again played a central role in Malta’s Pride celebrations which took place last weekend, including both the participation of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) for the first time and a protest by anti-gay Catholics.
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