It’s been obvious for months that Pope Francis has captured the imagination of Catholics (and others), worldwide. For the US at least, we now have conclusive evidence that his overwhelming popular support is not some kind of mirage, invented by…Read more →
Rev. James Lewis Stoll, who died on December 8th 1994, was a Unitarian Universalist minister who became the first ordained minister of any religion in the United States or Canada to come out as gay. He did so at the…Read more →
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Are you, Eternal Spirit, full of erotic energy?Can we trace our own drive for relationality back to you?Is not that heartfelt magnetism among loversyour own numinous paradigm?Does it speak of you, model you, reveal you?It seems so.You are a God of Love, then – above all other identities.Love is your premier creation.It is lovers who are your first mystics,an […]
Lay American Catholics remain at the forefront of supporting LGBT rights.Catholic legislators and governors have been some of the most vocal advocates for inclusive state laws. In Illinois, one state lawmaker said she supported the bill "as a Catholic follower of Jesus and the Pope," and the speaker of the Illinois State House, Michael Madigan, cit […]
For those trying to follow the rapid (and whiplash-producing) developments in the field of LGBTI rights at a global level, Peter Montgomery offers a great succinct summary at Religion Dispatches today. As he notes, "If there were still any doubts that the struggle for and against the human rights of LGBT people has gone global, events this month would h […]
Pope Francis says,We have created a "throw away" culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they ar […]
I can't help but wonder if it's not our politicians and bishops who employ tin foil to get in touch with whatever reality it is they are in touch.....because it doesn't seem to be the same reality the rest of us live in.The following excerpts are taken from an article by Paul Rosenberg for Salon.com. What makes this article well worth reading […]
(Tom Daley in Houston a few days ago, with new found boyfriend Dustin Lance Black holding back in the background.)Mystical Grace - I'm engaging in a bit of hyperbole here, linking to my previous post about the disarming and candid 'self-outing' of young Olympic diving star, Tom Daley a few days ago. Most of the fanfare and hoopla has died dow […]
The news has already become viral over the rainbow blogosphere and internet in general, but young UK Olympic teen star, Tom Daley " came out" this morning on his Facebook page, admitting that he was in a relationship with another young man, an event that both surprised him and turned his life upside down. "I'll still fancy girls," To […]
An interesting essay by Rob Marsh SJ at Thinking Faith - Hating Incarnation. Here's the intro to it ...Rob Marsh SJ hates his body. It is small wonder, then, that he has questions about God’s decision to commit to a life in human flesh, with its inherent problems and frailties. Wasn’t it risky? Was there no other action God could take? Rob finds a helpf […]
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