Efforts by Colorado’s top Church leader to implement “ex-gay” therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools.
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
In seeming defiance of a Vatican ban on gay men in the priesthood, German dioceses have announced they will accept candidates with homosexual orientations assuming these men remain celibate.
In 2019, Catholic educators should consider one simple step which could make a great impact in the safety and flourishing of transgender/gender non-conforming students.
“The story of the AIDS crisis in America is inextricably linked to the Catholic Church,” wrote Michael O’Loughlin as he began to tell the story of Sr. Carol Baltosiewich, her HIV/AIDS ministry in the 1980s, and the stories of other U.S. Catholics at the time.
The father of a church worker suspended over her same-gender marriage has been barred from volunteering at the Catholic school where his daughter worked.
Today’s post features news stories on one mother’s work to honor her gay son who died by suicide, the rise in Catholic support for businesses’ “right to discriminate,” and more.
The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses “ex-gay” therapy, praising efforts by the program’s founder who has said that “Satan delights in homosexual perversion.”
Church officials in Scotland are defending the posting of “ex-gay” therapy resources on a diocesan website, raising anew many Catholic leaders’ problematic and ambiguous stance to this horrible practice.
What is the problem with gender-neutral children’s clothing? It is “satanic” and “demonic” according to one Catholic priest.
The bishop of San Diego has rejected parishioners’ claims that a gay subculture exists among the diocese’s priests and seminarians and refused to blame the clergy sexual abuse scandal on gay priests.
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