Protests have continued in Indianapolis amid ongoing LGBTQ-related church employment disputes, but the archbishop is doubling down on the policies that have led to multiple firings so far.
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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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Keeping up with all the Catholic-related Pride news and events this month has been a challenge. Bondings 2.0 has reported already on a number of items. Today’s post compiles some additional news as Pride month ends.
Two priests involved with the Irish Church made disparaging comments about LGBTQ people recently, but thankfully in both cases, religious superiors intervened to stem the harm. Still, the comments show that LGBTQ people cannot yet expect even basic human decency from some Catholic clergy.
A Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has fired an LGBTQ employee over fears the archbishop would no longer recognize it as a Catholic institution. This decision was announced two days after a neighboring Catholic school was stripped of its formal affiliation with the Archdiocese for standing by an LGBTQ employee.
Pride controversies involving Catholics have continued all month, but theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about how Pride is very much in keeping with the Church’s social teachings. And New York City Catholics are living that out with a whole series of programs for World Pride this month.
A Jesuit high school has been barred from calling itself “Catholic” after refusing the local archbishop’s demand to fire an employee in a same-gender marriage.
The Congregation for Catholic Education’s document on gender, Male and Female He Created Them, has continued to generate commentary and criticism. Today’s post highlights some of those reactions with links provided for further reading.
The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.
A Catholic bishop who sent a homophobic tweet warning Pride events are harmful to children has now barred a Rhode Island magazine critical of him from hosting an event at a Church-owned facility. This incident is but the latest controversy relating to the Catholic Church and Pride, but despite harmful comments, many Catholics continue to celebrate Pride.
It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it.
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