Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor

New Profile of Fr. Bryan Massingale Details His Mission to Seek LGBTQ, Racial Justice

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.

Revisiting Vatican’s LGBTQ-Negative Gender Document on First Anniversary of Its Publication

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.

As Pride Commences, LGBTQ Catholic Advocates Demand the Church Say “Black Lives Matter”

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.

Rector of U.S.’ First Cathedral Calls Drag Story Time “Evil”; Ruth Hunt Joins House of Lords; And More News

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.

In New Book, Former Pope Benedict XVI Says Marriage Equality “Absurd,” Linked to Antichrist

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.