For challenging a priest who made anti-LGBTQ comments, a church worker has been fired in Austin, Texas.
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
Pope Francis has sent a supportive message to a nun who does ministry with transgender people in Argentina, continuing their longtime relationship dating back to the years when Francis was not yet pope.
Theologian and gay priest Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about the need for the church to respect LGBTQ families and take pastoral care of LGBTQ more seriously, not only for the good of that community, but for the good of the church.
In recent months, more and more people in the United States and around the world have proclaimed that Black Lives Matter. These three words represent a truth too often buried and a movement for justice too long denied. But notably, bishops in the U.S. have overall been unable to utter these words, and part of their reluctance can be traced to their obsession with stopping LGBTQ rights.
Today’s post features updates on one Polish cardinal’s reaction to an LGBTQ flag, the inclusion of LGBTQ equality in French feminists’ struggle for church reform, and more.
Boston College has again rejected student appeals for greater LGBTQ support on a campus, which the college has been slow to provide in contrast to many of its Jesuit university peers.
Catholics have continued to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel last month.
A priest in Italy has left active ministry for officiating at a lesbian couple’s civil union ceremony, a move which LGBTQ advocates have decried while issuing support for the priest.
Today’s post features news items on a Gabon archbishop’s unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop’s opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church’s efforts against transgender laws, and more.
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