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100+ Theologians Support New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

Catholic theologians are speaking out about why they support New Ways Ministry's pledge to bless same-gender couples, signed by more than 3,000 Catholics since it was launched in response to the Vatican's ban on such blessings. Read More

Pope Francis’ Theology of Family and Marriage Shows His Support for Civil Unions

What springs to mind when you hear the word “family”? If it’s vulnerability, humility, fidelity, unconditional love, selflessness, mutual support and respect, teaming up with others to support the community, and a welcome to children (in particular those with special needs) and LGBTQ members—and if it comes in many shapes and sizes, including same-sex couples—you have a highly placed ally in the Roman Catholic Church: Pope Francis. Read More

Is Winning Some Losing All? The Paradox of Religious Freedom

Close on the heels of the 2014 Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College cases, the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is only the most recent ruling to leave the politics of sexuality and religious freedom in an uncomfortable place. Read More

Lost in Translation: Our Baptismal Identity

God bestows that common, fundamental identity equally on all of us in baptism, a physical sign of grace for our actual, embodied, living selves, with all our histories, bumps, warts, and “tendencies.” Read More

Putting Pope Francis’ “Ideology of Gender” Comments in Context

Today’s post is by guest blogger Cristina Traina, Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.... Read More

On Being a Lesbian, Married to a Man, and Catholic

Cristina Traina is a Catholic professor of religion at Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago.... Read More

Was It Intellectually Possible for Pope Benedict to Support Marriage Equality?

The recent marriage equality debate in Illinois produced a lot of important arguments, especially from... Read More

Illinois Catholics Organize to Pass Marriage Equality Law

The debate surrounding Illinois’ SB10, a marriage equality bill, is heating up, and Catholics are... Read More

Illinois Catholics Stand Up to Bishops As Marriage Equality Progresses

The Illinois Senate passed a marriage equality bill on Valentine’s Day,moving that state closer to... Read More