Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of “synodality.” But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included?

New “Catholic Women Strike” Initiative Includes LGBTQ Equality in Demands for Church

A new initiative launched by the Women’s Ordination Conference and partner groups is calling on Catholics to engage in a month of “coordinated, global, prophetic demonstrations” for women’s equality in the church, a call that includes LGBTQ equality, too.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Emphasizes Church’s Role in LGBTQ Homelessness

Miguel Diaz, a theologian and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, has taken up Pope Francis’ exhortation to care for internally displaced persons by connecting it with the problem of homelessness in the U.S. today. In particular, Diaz highlights the plight of LGBTQ people, especially youth, who are housing insecure.

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in “Matters India” by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops’ Conferences’ Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November.