The bishop charged with handling questions of canon law in France has encouraged his episcopal colleagues to use gender-neutral language on baptismal certificates in an effort to be more welcoming to LGBTQ parents.
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
Today’s post features several news items on Catholic LGBTQ issues, including the silence of Brazil’s bishops on recent violence, a U.S. ambassador’s use of Pope Francis to criminalize anti-LGBTQ criminalization, and more.
Two leaders of the German Bishops’ Conference have opined in support of church blessings for same-gender couples.
Today’s post includes stories about a lesbian softball coach fired for being in a same-gender marriage, another fired church worker’s settlement in her discrimination lawsuit, and how the Vatican funded the Elton John biopic.
As we have done every year since 2012, Bondings 2.0 is turning to its readers to ask “What were the best and worst Catholic LGBTQ news events of 2019?”
A Catholic school is apologizing after chaperones led students out of a performance of The Nutcracker that featured a same-gender couple.
A Catholic education official in Ontario is facing criticism from multiple quarters over his anti-LGBTQ comments, as well as allegations that he intimidated and harassed a student over her progressive views.
Some Catholics in Brazil, including the nation’s bishops, have called for a boycott of the streaming service Netflix after the company premiered a film that implies Jesus is a gay man.
The parents of a 24-year-old lesbian who died unexpectedly is blaming church ministers for what the family claims was a death by suicide because those ministers attempted conversion therapy on their daughter.
In two European developments, lay Catholics in Germany formally endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, while bishops in Switzerland have chosen to remain neutral on an upcoming LGBTQ referendum.
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