Posts Tagged ‘Church and Homosexuality’

Growing up gay and rediscovering Jesus

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Though I have butched up pretty good in the ensuing decades, I was a somewhat soft boy at my Jesuit high school. It was no place for sissies. Being gay After a difficult freshman year, I begged my parents to transfer me to the local public school. That request, to my father, was ridiculous. Little Read more

Colorado Catholic group spent millions to identify priests on gay apps

Monday, March 13th, 2023
priests on gay apps

A Catholic group in Colorado has claimed that it has identified several priests who are using gay dating apps, including Grindr, raising concerns about the church’s position on homosexuality. The project was carried out by conservative non-profit Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal. The group has reportedly spent at least US$4m (NZ6.5m) on the project Read more

Pakistan Catholics clarify pope’s remarks on homosexuality

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Catholic leaders in Pakistan are explaining the Church’s position on homosexuals and human dignity after a Pakistani protestant leader’s intemperate remarks on Pope Francis’ criticism of laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust.” “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” the pope reportedly said during an interview with The Associated Press in January adding that God loves all Read more

Archbishop pings Jesuit over homosexuality and Catholicism

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is urging caution regarding about information about homosexuality and Catholicism from Fr. James Martin, SJ. He says there is “a pattern of ambiguity” in Martin’s writing and teaching. Martin is the author of “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Read more

No room in the church for extremist anti-gay views

Monday, July 15th, 2019

In February two gay men were assaulted by Joden Martin who claimed he was offended by the fact that Aziz Al-Sa’afin and his friends were standing beside a church. When Martin appeared for sentencing in the court last Friday, Al-Sa’afin said there is no place for extremist views in the church. Martin’s lawyer had said Read more

Why I support gay marriage

Monday, July 8th, 2019

I didn’t hear the word lesbian until I went to university. In my childhood, homosexuality was not discussed: not at home, not at church, not at school. I’m sure there were homosexual people in my classroom or community. Possibly even in my extended family. But they were not ‘out’. Even the prevailing culture did not Read more

Parish priest who burned gay rainbow banner removed

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

A priest has been temporarily relieved of his duties after he burned a rainbow banner he believed symbolised a homosexual agenda contrary to Church teaching. The events leading to Fr Paul Kalchik’s removal from his parish began at the beginning of this month. A statement in his parish newsletter announcing his intention to publicly burn Read more

The Catholic Church is sick with sex

Monday, September 10th, 2018

One pope was a father of 10 through multiple mistresses, a man who purchased the papacy with mule-loads of silver. It is said that Alexander VI, the most debauched of the Borgia pontiffs, elected in 1492, even had an affair with one of his daughters. Another pope contracted syphilis during his reign — a “disease Read more

Anglicans vote to bless gay relationships

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships

New Zealand’s Anglican Church voted this week to bless gay relationships. But it still won’t marry homosexual couples in church. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s vote lets ministers bless gay couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. The vote happened at the church’s biannual synod in New Plymouth this week. Read more

Conservative blogger Michael Voris confesses to “past sins”

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Catholic internet evangelist Michael Voris, has revealed that he was actively involved in homosexuality “over a prolonged period of time.” Voris has been critical of Synod Fathers, including Cardinal John Dew of Wellington, who have called for a more pastoral approach in the area of human sexuality. Voris is the founder of  Church Militant and Read more