A new profile in The Revealer. an online religion publication, discusses the justice work of Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor at Fordham University, New York, and one of the foremost Catholic social ethicists. Massingale, who is gay and Black, describes himself as a ‘scholar activist.’ He has been compared to a ‘prophet’ for his passionate work in areas of race, sexuality, and gender.
About Robert Shine, Managing Editor
Robert Shine is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, where he has served since 2012. He is the Managing Editor for Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of LGBTQ Catholic news, opinion, and spirituality. Bob has degrees in theology from The Catholic University of America and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor
One year ago today, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education published a document on gender that was roundly criticized by LGBTQ advocates for its negative approach. Today’s post on the anniversary features a perspective from the intersection of faith and science.
A week from tomorrow, nearly 300 people from 13 countries will come together for “We, Though Many, Are One Body,” a virtual celebration of Catholic LGBTQ Pride. This coming week, pray and act together with Catholics worldwide for a more equal church.
Two noted Catholic LGBTQ advocates have written about this moment in history and its connections to white supremacy in the United States. Today’s post features excerpts from these authors’ words about how Catholics can and should respond to the urgent demand that police and state violence stop killing black people.
Today’s post features Fr. James Martin’s tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues.
A church worker whose job was terminated over their same-gender marriage has spoken out about the employment dispute and efforts to address the church’s treatment of LGBTQ employees.
Today’s post features news briefs on one Catholic priest’s harmful comments about drag story hours, a Catholic lesbian’s appointment to the U.K.’s House of Lords, and the legacy of LGBTQ advocate Wendell Rodricks, who recently passed away.
Former Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that marriage equality would have been an “absurd” idea a century ago, but to deny it leads to a social excommunication today. He continued that equal marriage rights, alongside abortion and reproductive technologies are of the Antichrist.
A Catholic school in Ohio is not renewing the contract of a longtime teacher, reportedly because he is in a same-gender marriage.
Pope Francis sent his personal almoner to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
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