Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality.
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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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Earlier this week, Bondings 2.0 reported on Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh’s admission that the institutional Church “struggles to find a language” through which it can relate to LGBT people. In response, political journalist and gay Catholic Ursula Halligan wrote a sharp response in The Irish Times.
Speaking about the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Ireland’s top bishop has said the institutional Church struggles to relate to LGBT people and other people who do not conform to the magisterium’s ideal image of family.
Pope Francis has met with a student injured while defending a gay couple in France two years ago.
A Carribean archbishop has come out against anti-LGBT criminalization, saying that while homosexuality is immoral, it should not be illegal.
A leading U.S. cardinal has said the firing of LGBT church workers is “a very difficult question.”
A Catholic legislator introduced a marriage equality bill for Northern Ireland, and said doing so was “iving the message of the gospel.”
Will there someday be a world without gender? This possibility is explored by theologian Ilia Delio in a recent piece for “Global Sisters Report.”
An openly gay priest has shared more details about his coming out story, a reminder of how important it is to do ministry authentically.
An LGBTQ dance will go ahead at Marquette University despite conservative demands that the dance be cancelled.
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