Pope Francis has again commented on homosexuality, again clarifying in a recent interview that he does not believe lesbian and gay youth need psychiatrists and saying he is a “conservative” who believes it is “an incongruity to speak of homosexual marriage.”
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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.
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A Colorado priest who testified against the state’s conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church.
The U.S. bishops have continued to cheerlead the Trump administration’s war on LGBTQ people, this time decrying the Equality Act’s recent passage in Congress and endorsing a new federal anti-transgender guideline. Catholics are again left wondering just how far Church leaders will go in their crusade allegedly to defend religious liberty in which they show little concern for LGBTQ lives.
LGBTQ activists in Mexico have filed a human rights complaint against their local archbishop for alleged hate speech, but a closer examination reveals the complaint has likely gone too far.
Today’s post features brief news items on gay high school students pushing for LGBTQ equality, the Sunday schedule of LGBTQ activist Brendan Fay, and the installation of an LGBTQ-friendly bishop in Washington, D.C.
Officials at a Catholic university in France are investigating students who attacked LGBTQ campaigners during the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), while in Italy, Catholics joined in affirming commemorations of the day.
A charter school has been ordered by a Catholic priest to cover up its student-painted Pride mural, which the priest described as “offensive” and “obscene.”
Top officials at the College of the Holy Cross have rebuked a local bishop’s comments disparaging transgender people, saying the bishop was “deeply hurtful and offensive.”
A bishop in Massachusetts has compared gender transitions to someone having their hand amputated to install a pirate hook, suggesting that transgender identities are “rooted in unsupportable science” and are more akin to the heresy of Gnosticism.
Catholics have been expressing their support for the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, defying episcopal opposition with a pro-LGBTQ faith witness.
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