An exhibit earlier this year featured the art of William Hart McNichols, an openly gay priest and LGBT advocate known by the many for beautiful icons he has written such as “The Passion of Matthew Shepard.”
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
Today’s post features short news notes including a lesbian choir performing at a Catholic shrine, a new LGBT group formed by a fired church worker’s students, and a teacher in Milan who promoted reparative therapy to teenage boys.
A Catholic high school in Argentina has been fined by the government for discriminating against five students who showed their support for LGBT equality.
Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis’ most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests.
Pope Francis’ recent comment about gay priests has reinvigorated the back and forth about whether gay men should be ordained and what role such priests may or may not have played in the Church’s sexual misconduct scandal.
We are asking readers Bondings 2.0 readers and the entire faithful to sign a statement of solidarity and gratitude in support of gay priests. Read on for more information.
Controversies have erupted in Alberta, Canada over church workers can be forced to sign LGBT-negative contract clauses as a condition of employment, a situation which has prompted both LGBT advocates and government officials to speak out as well as a convening of the province’s bishops.
A key church official in Scotland has affirmed Catholics’ participation in developing the country’s new LGBT curriculum, reportedly the first such standards to be implemented in the world and which set a model for Catholic education worldwide.
Reactions to Pope Francis’ recent comments about gay priests were mixed, though generally negative given his aside that homosexuality has seemingly become “fashionable.”
It would be better to starve to death than to accept homosexuality, said a top African church leader while asking government officials to reject foreign aid allegedly tied to LGBT rights.
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