Zenit’s complete English translation of Pope Francis’ interview with Correia makes it clear that no, he did not in fact “support” civil unions, but stopped well short of any direct endorsement. Many countries have regulated civil unions. Is it a…Read more →
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I return from my blogging hiatus to give a shout-out to my good friend Raphael McGowan who today in Australia begins an epic 1900 km bike ride from Adelaide to Sydney.Raph is set to arrive in Sydney's Centennial Park on March 21. Accordingly, he is calling his ride "Cycling to March." He's undertaking it to honor his sister Tess (pictured […]
Bound, I am bound like the knots in a string,Eager to be where my life can begin.Out of the shadow and into the sun,So many things that I should have done. I will untangle myself, so that I can see.I will untangle myself, everything will beLoving and free.– "Loving and Free"Written and performed by Kiki DeeFriends, this post is to let you know that […]
Sister Ivone GebaraOne of the themes that emerged in Pope Francis's anniversary interview this week was the question of the place of women in the Catholic church. As readers will know, this has been a persistent theme of Francis as pope: we need a theology of women, he said last summer. But to a great extent, what he has said in this vein is echoed in w […]
A selection of responses to Pope Francis's anniversary remarks about the abuse crisis and the Catholic church:Father Tom Doyle, National Catholic Reporter: In his interview with Corriere della Sera Wednesday, Francis sounds like he is reading from a script that should have been abandoned years ago: "The Catholic church is maybe the only public inst […]
It is said that metaphors are really important in forming religious minds and hearts. The above photo is a metaphor for innocence betrayed. At first it's kind of funny, until you really look at the cat's face and eyes and then it isn't so funny. It's about experiencing something that is so instinctively terrifying at the hands of someo […]
(This was originally part of a long posting two days ago, which I've divided into two)I've just finished reading Edmund White's fine new novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend, which chronicles the twenty year relationship of a young gay man and the straight friend with whom he remains hopelessly in love. It's a fine novel and an interesting o […]
I've just been alerted to a wonderful, relatively new blog site devoted to gay spirituality, entitled, appropriately enough, "GAY SPIRITUALITY.COM." It was begun by spiritual author, Joe Perez, last July 2013 and simply the fact he was able to obtain the domain name Gay Spirituality tells you something about the real need for such sites. Obvio […]
- At America magazine, a podcast: Animal Ethics- Fr. Tom Doyle: Pope Francis on abuse -- a disappointment- Dalai Lama says 'okay' to gay marriage ... The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual. - A new version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos debuts. When I think o […]
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