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Maryland’s Catholics back same-sex marriage

Faithful Catholics who follow the debate on same-sex marriage have grown accustomed to our bishops making embarrassing and insensitive statements, and Monday’s missive from the three bishops who exercise jurisdiction in the state of Maryland was no exception. The trio advance hoary and discredited arguments steeped in ignorance. There is, […]

Election of Archbishop Dolan signals bishops will target LGBT people

As Marian Ronan noted yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as its president signals an escalation of the USCCB’s engagement in culture war issues, particularly those surrounding sexuality and gender. The leaders of Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholics working for justice for lesbian, […]

The spiritual side of coming out

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day set aside as a special time of reflection and celebration by gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT) advocacy groups to highlight the unique perspective of GLBT people in “coming out of the closet” to acknowledge, embrace, and communicate their sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite the wide […]