Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

“I’ve gotten used to being hated,” says defender of LGBT Catholics James Martin

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Inside one of the many skyscrapers in the center of Manhattan, James Martin (pictured) heads to his office at America, the Jesuit magazine where he is an editor. Martin’s workspace is filled with objects that evoke his personal journey as a Jesuit priest who has worked with gang members in Boston as well as refugees Read more

Blessing of homosexual couples ‘blasphemy’

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A German Cardinal covered many topics in a recent media interview – blasphemy, the pope, LGBT and the German bishops featured in Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s comments. One comment was that Pope Francis should correct and, if necessary, punish some German bishops. Müller was referring to those who have approved “heretical texts” and “proposals directly against Read more

Cardinal McElroy responds to his critics on sexual sin

Monday, March 6th, 2023
Cardinal Robert McElroy

In January, America published an article I wrote on the theme of inclusion in the life of the church. Since that time, the positions I presented have received both substantial support and significant opposition. The majority of those criticizing my article focused on its treatment of the exclusion of those who are divorced and remarried Read more

Bishop trumps Cardinal: McElroy labelled a heretic

Monday, March 6th, 2023

US Cardinal Robert McElroy is a heretic, hints a US Catholic bishop in an essay called ‘Imagining a Heretical Cardinal’. In his ‘First Things’ magazine article, conservative prelate and canon lawyer Thomas Paprocki (pictured) cites an unnamed cardinal’s views on how the Church should minister to LGBTQ people and divorced and remarried Catholics. While he Read more

What’s really driving criticism of Cardinal McElroy’s call for LGBT inclusion

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Cardinal McElroy

When Cardinal McElroy, the bishop of San Diego, proposed in a recent America essay that the church’s ongoing synodal process demonstrates a need to be more welcoming of women and L.G.B.T. people, he set off a wave of criticism from some bishops, priests and lay Catholics who believe the church should continue to defend its Read more

Radical inclusion for L.G.B.T. people, women and others in the Catholic Church

Monday, February 13th, 2023

What paths is the church being called to take in the coming decades? While the synodal process already underway has just begun to reveal some of these paths, the dialogues that have taken place identify a series of challenges that the people of God must face if we are to reflect the identity of a Read more

Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on an icon

Monday, March 8th, 2021

A Polish court has acquitted three activists who put an LGBT rainbow on an icon of the Madonna and Child, made it into a poster and distributed it. The court said it did not see evidence of a crime. The activists had been charged with producing and distributing posters of an altered icon of the Read more

Culture warrior Catholics empty of positive faith

Monday, November 16th, 2020
culture warrior

Culture warrior Catholics are falling prey to fundamentalism and bigotry says a Czechoslovakian academic. Warning the positive content of faith has become emptied, Father Tomáš Halík quotes the former Archbishop of Milan, Carlo Maria Martini; “I am not so much afraid of people who do not have faith; what disturbs me are people who do Read more

Pope tells parents of LGBT+ children God loves their kids

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Pope Francis, Thursday, told a group of parents of LGBT+children “The Pope loves your children as they are because they are children of God.” The comments came in a meeting between the parents and Francis to discuss their concerns about the Church’s discriminatory stance on the LGBT+ community. The parents are members of an Italian Read more

LGBT community needs better spiritual guidance

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Now the Catholic Church is starting to address how to minister to the LGBT community, Italian Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi is inviting Catholics to look at gays and lesbians “as God looks at them.” “When communities will truly begin to look at people as God looks at them, then homosexual people — and everybody else Read more