Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Shameful: Anti-LGBT denials by bishops, Ghana leader

Christianity is, and remains, a foreign addition to African culture and, in truth, does not honestly reflect Africa’s organic image. We all know how the religion is said to have started, where its practices originated — which surely was not … Continue reading

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Comment: Pope should speak when bishops cause suffering

Pope Francis should appeal to anti-LGBT African Catholics to love their LGBT neighbors, says Bondings 2.0, a publication of New Ways Ministry, which seeks reconciliation for LGBT Catholics. The occasion was the statement by Cameroonian bishops that they have “zero … Continue reading

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Rainbow Catholics to Pope: Preach love of gay neighbors

A newly formed coalition of LGBTI Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against faith-based homophobia during his current trip to Africa. The Rainbow Catholic Network of Africa issued this appeal to the pope: No to Religious Homophobia and … Continue reading

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Ugandan priest won’t be seeing the Pope

Pope Francis will visit Uganda during his trip to Africa on Nov. 27 – 29. It is his first visit to Africa following his visits earlier this year to Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Cuba and his current trip to the … Continue reading

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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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