Posts Tagged ‘Gay’

I’m gay and why I still go to Church Comments 0

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

“Bakla” is the most fearsome word in my life. It means “gay” in Filipino, a label I wanted to stay far away from, growing up. Like many Filipinos, I was raised in a devoutly Catholic home and went to an all-boys school run by priests most of my life. My family, teachers, and friends never Read more

Gay ministry is slowly moving the Catholic church Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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What a difference 30 years make in gay ministry! In 1990, then-Cardinal John O’Connor forced any of New York parishes hosting Dignity support groups for Catholic gays and lesbians to evict them from church property. Late last month, with the approval of New York’s current cardinal, Timothy Dolan, Fordham University released the first in a Read more

Does prime minster Ardern pray? Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Does Jacinda Ardern talk to God? “No. But I have a real respect for people who have religion as a foundation in their lives, ” she told Pathos in a recently published interview. “And I respect people who don’t. I’m agnostic. “I don’t spend a lot of time trying to figure it out. “I do Read more

Queer Commonwealth: Faces of the global LGBT movement Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

It should never be illegal to be who you are. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people continue to face high levels of violence and discrimination across the world. 72 countries criminalise male homosexuality, with 45 also criminalising female homosexuality. In the Commonwealth, 36 of its 53 countries maintain laws that make same-sex intimacy between men Read more

Married gay priest says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Married gay priest Fr Bernard Lynch says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong in its attitudes to gay people. In an interview on Irish-channel Clare FM’s Morning Focus, Fr Lynch said the message of God is to love and to love one another. He said the Catholic Church “does terrible damage and it is Read more

Gays, Catholics and Pope Francis’s view confusing clergy Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Gays, Catholics and Pope Francis’s view “Who am I to judge?” is confusing the clergy. Now, some gay Catholics and supporters who hoped for rapid acceptance find themselves hampered by many bishops and pastors. Read more Related Posts:7 reasons why the Pope’s gaffes are OKClergy seeking personal gain instead of helping others…New relationship between laity Read more

Pope says teaching children to choose gender is wrong Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Choosing gender is not an option to teach children says Pope Francis. The Pope’s comments on gender were made during a private meeting last week with bishops from Poland. During the meeting Francis lamented children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice. “Today, in schools they are teaching this [gender choosing] Read more

Gay former CDF official suspended from priestly ministry Comments 0

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A former official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who declared he is gay and has a partner has been suspended from priestly ministry. Msgr Krzysztof Charamsa lost his job at the CDF after he made a public statement about his situation and he also criticised the Church for its approach to Read more

France drops attempt to appoint gay ambassador to Vatican Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

France has reportedly dropped its attempt to appoint a gay Catholic diplomat as its ambassador to the Vatican, after a nine month standoff. In January, President Francois Hollande named Laurent Stefani as ambassador to the Holy See. The Vatican did not accept his credentials, but did not explicitly reject him. Mr Stefani, who is President Read more

Former priest never gave up on serving others Comments 0

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Philip Birch passed away recently in Christchurch. He had been diagnosed with cancer at the end of last year. Birch, a former priest, was a resident of Mt Victoria for more than 20 years, and an active member of St Joseph’s Parish. In the 1980s, while still in priestly ministry, he worked as a teacher Read more