Frank Bruni wrote about how the Catholic Church is breaking people’s hearts, including in its treatment of LGBT church workers like Shelly Fitzgerald, who recently filed a second discrimination complaint against her Catholic employer.
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 New York Times published a major feature on gay priests earlier this week, the latest in a series of media stories on the topic about which there is renewed interest due to the scapegoating of these men for the clergy sex abuse scandal.
A prominent gay Catholic writer has added their commentary to the debate over gay priests, suggesting the issue is a “giant, unsustainable paradox” that has become a crisis in the Catholic Church.
Leading Catholics in Germany have released an open letter calling for a “new start with sexual morality” that includes a re-evaluation of homosexuality.
Ahead of its publication, the National Catholic Reporter released an excerpt from the book “Inside the Closet of the Vatican” by Frédéric Martel.
A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican is being released this week, one which includes the claim, among several controversial assertions, that 80 percent of priests at the Vatican are gay.
Gay pastoral ministers in the Netherlands have published an open letter to Pope Francis protesting the Vatican’s ban on gay priests and claiming the Gospel’s credibility is imperiled by the Church’s attitude on homosexuality.
Significantly shifting his position, a German bishop has called for the Church to rethink its teachings on homosexuality and condemned problematic aspects of those teachings which have caused people harm.
Two LGBT events at the University of Notre Dame are occurring in early 2019, signs that the campus is making further progress towards inclusion after the cause was stymied by administrators for so many years.
Austria’s top church official has defended civil marriage equality and affirmed there can be goodness in same-gender relationships, though maintained that the Church’s understanding of marriage remains heteronormative.
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