The same week the Vatican released a new document on gender described by LGBTQ advocates as harmful and oppressive, new polling shows U.S. Catholics are increasingly comfortable with and supportive of transgender people.
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
The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled “Male and Female He Created Them.” Today’s post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes.
One truth about LGBTQ ministry is that it is not solely about LGBTQ people, but about serving the entire People of God. Many Catholics affirm that doing such work has taught them a great deal by experiencing the gifts and wisdom that LGBTQ people offer to the whole Church
Catholic liturgical composer David Haas released a new song for Pride month based on Psalm 139, which reads “I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
A charter school system in Memphis, Tennessee has been threatened with legal action over leases it made with the Catholic Church that contain “morality clauses” some believe are unconstitutional.
What is it about celebrating Pride that causes some Church leaders to react in strongly negative ways towards events which simply honor the dignity and value of LGBTQ people? Recent controversies this year have again shown the need for more education and dialogue or, at the very least, silence on social media.
A Vatican advisor has suggested that puberty blockers for transgender and gender non-conforming youth may be permissible in certain limited circumstances if youth are at risk of self-harm.
A Catholic school in Ohio has terminated its lawsuit targeting a city anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance that was being challenged on religious liberty grounds.
Catholics in Rhode Island rallied this weekend against their local bishop for claiming children would be at risk if they attended Pride celebrations, causing the bishop to then offer a partial apology for his tweet. Unfortunately, the controversy has not ended.
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) will not expand its relationship with a Catholic healthcare system because of the religious system’s policies on LGBTQ and reproductive services, as well as end of life care.
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