Posts Tagged ‘Gay Catholic’

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

Catholic priest’s public blessings for same-sex couples praised

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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A South Korean Catholic priest’s public blessings for same-sex couple are making the world of difference to the way couples see themselves. Father Seungbok Lee’s actions have won applause from individuals and groups supporting same-sex couples’ rights. Two sets of female same-sex couples – Yeon Yeon and Yoon Hae, and Chris and Ari – are Read more

Francis puts disputed paragraphs into final synod document

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The final report from the synod on the family has narrowed down aspects of a “welcoming” preliminary report, especially concerning gay people. The preliminary report, issued half way through the synod, asked if the Church community was welcoming to gay people. It noted that gay people have “gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian Read more

Divisions might see 2018 Anglican Lambeth Conference cancelled

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The 2018 Lambeth Conference of the world’s Anglican bishops is in doubt, with speculation it won’t be convened for years. Based on comments by the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Irish Times reported the conference had been cancelled. Bishop Schori said the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was Read more

Baptising children of gay couples – a new battleground?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Despite numerous controversies over dismissing gay Catholics from church posts and the U.S. hierarchy’s campaign against same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders have carefully, if quietly, avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptised. But a move by a bishop in Wisconsin to route all such decisions through his office is raising questions Read more

First openly gay US Episcopal bishop divorces from long-time partner

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The world’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop has announced his divorce from his long time partner. Bishop Gene Robinson’s election in 2003 shocked the worldwide Anglican communion. After entering into a civil union with his partner of 25 years Mark Andrews in 2008, Bishop Robinson announced the split in May this year, the Religion News Read more

NZ Pastor says Gay people cannot be Christians

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bill Anderson, a Baptist Pastor in Pahia, a small town in the north of New Zealand, believes that Gay people people cannot be Christians. When asked why other churches accept Gay people, Mr Anderson said he did not know. Commenting on modern society, he said: “You can’t even go to a movie without getting slammed; Read more

Which Catholic Church?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Being about the only professor at a liberal, tolerant, cosmopolitan Western university who is known to be a practicing Catholic — baptized at the age of two weeks — I have been asked frequently in recent times about what I think will happen to the church in the light of Pope Benedict’s resignation. Will it Read more

Gay, lesbian Catholics worry over new San Francisco prelate

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Gay and lesbian Catholics in San Francisco are worried that that they will be marginalized with the appointment of Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone Reports dubbed the pope’s appointment of Cordileone as the “Bombshell by the Bay.” The incoming prelate of the city that thrust same-sex marriage onto the national stage has decried the “contraceptive mentality” of Read more

Feminists and gay Christians who accept the Church

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Acceptance, a Sydney organisation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, “have celebrated a weekly Mass continuously for most of the past 40 years”, notes Kristina Keneally in a recent address. She goes on to speak about how it is that she is a feminist and still a Catholic, and that while she finds in the Read more