Earlier this month, Bondings 2.0 asked what LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources readers have found helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s post highlights some readers’ submissions for new forms of living faith and of being church.
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
A top German bishop has endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, suggesting that the church needs to overcome perceptions that the church is only condemnatory when it comes to sexuality.
A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit will continue celebrating Mass for the Dignity chapter in that city despite a bishop’s ban on doing so, while Dignity leaders expressed their pain at being rejected.
Last week, Bondings 2.0 announced we would be collecting LGBTQ-related spiritual practices and resources that have been particularly meaningful or helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic when normal spiritual routines have been disrupted. One resource to share already is the website “Praying Eucharistically” newly released by Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian and prominent LGBTQ advocate.
In this time of social distancing, we are discovering (or rediscovering) alternative modes of living faith and of being church through which God’s abiding presence and unyielding love is being made known to us. Needed in this (re)discovery are the unique gifts, perspectives, and traditions that LGBTQ people and allies bring to the church and to spiritual practice.
Today’s post features three LGBTQ-related developments in the German church, including the election to the bishops conference there of a pro-LGBTQ president.
Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth.
A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students.
One of the great joys for “Bondings 2.0’s” editors and writers in these last seven years has been the community of readers and commenters which has developed. Now we seek to expand that conversation.
Today’s post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church’s solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more.
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