Tag Archives: Catholic Church

3 ways to tell if Catholics are serious about welcoming gays

The Roman Catholic Church is showing signs that it might accept LGBTI people as no better and no worse than anyone else. But how to tell whether the church is merely giving lip service to the idea of welcoming all … Continue reading

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Mixed reception for Vatican’s positive view of LGBTI people

LGBTI rights activists welcomed today’s Roman Catholic Church statement that expressed recognition of positive aspects of LGBTI people and same-sex relationships. Some Catholics weren’t so accepting of the bishops’ words. The preliminary report, which came in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Ugandan priest: 10 reasons to repeal anti-gay law

The Rev. Anthony Musaala, a Ugandan priest who offers pastoral ministry to displaced sexual minorities in various countries, submitted the following call for repeal of Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay law. Musaala is currently appealing last year’s decision by the Roman … Continue reading

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Pleas for justice and health in gay-bashing Cameroon

A team of African and American activists traveled last month to homophobic Cameroon to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people and others. They raised their voices at a health conference, in prison, at the U.S. … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic leaders in India support LGBT rights

The compassion and acceptance that Pope Francis has expressed for LGBT people has spread to India, as evidenced in Roman Catholic responses to a recent Supreme Court decision that reinstated a 1860s Indian law against homosexuality. Most religious groups in … Continue reading

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Pope’s message for anti-gay Catholics: Accept gays

In an interview today, Pope Francis spoke graciously about how the Roman Catholic Church should treat LGBT people. Will Catholics in the 76-plus countries that imprison people for homosexual behavior stop fueling anti-gay hatred and instead model themselves after the … Continue reading

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Archbishop tells Kenya: Gays deserve respect

Kenyans should not discriminate against homosexuals, should be respectful to them, and should grant them dignity and human rights, says Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the Pope’s respresentative to Kenya. AllAfrica.com reported: Speaking after commissioning a Sh400 million [US$4.6 million] pastoral … Continue reading

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