Religious organizations have criticized an interfaith letter against transgender rights signed by four top U.S. bishops.
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
In a final note about 2017, an Australian archbishop has said the year was an “annus horibilis” or horrible year due, in part, to marriage equality’s passage in that country. But where he sees horror, I see much hope.
Take a look at the the diversity of holy families that exist in today’s church! And find out their formulas for holiness, too.
How different would our church be if we read our sacred scriptures graciously and in the presence of those whom Scripture calls us to be neighbor to—the poor, the hungry, the sick, the imprisoned, and, dare I say, the Muslim or Jewish person?
With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries.
Today’s post features reactions from participants at the second assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which took place in Munich, Germany this past November.
A Wisconsin archbishop has expressed support for a priest in his archdiocese who came out as gay this past weekend.
A Catholic priest came out as gay to his parishioners at Mass this past weekend, drawing a standing ovation that is similar to what many gay priests have experienced when they came out publicly.
The nature of Advent is that it is both like the snow that glistens and the ground that does not. Like snow that falls and glistens in the quiet of night, Advent is filled with hope, joy, and familial love. Underneath the snow, however, is the ground that doesn’t glisten—the reality that waits to be faced once the snow melts.
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