Category: English News

The Catholic church opens its doors to gays: parish churches hosting vigils for victims of homophobia

Article by Paolo Rodari published in the newspaper La Repubblica (Italy) on May 10th 2017, page 21, translation  Simone Romacci Following the exhortation of the Pope, no more vetoes: from Genoa to Milan and Palermo tens of churches join the vigils. We must “welcome and accompany” homosexual and transgender people, “this is what Jesus would do today”. Part of the...

Homosexual Unions: Rejection? Mercy? Recognition?

Pablo Romero SJ, Revista Mensaje, Santiago de Chile, June 2015, pp. 14-18. Published with permission of the editor of Revista Mensaje. We are in the middle of the Synod on the family. In October last year a first assembly was held and when finished its conclusions were made public in the Relatio Synodi. Reflection will continue at least until the...

The journey towards 2015 IDAHOT Vigil has begun. Join us on the track!

After the Easter rites ended, LGBT Christian groups, and Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Waldensian and other denomination communities and parishes all over the world will join together in an extraordinary ecumenical event marking the 2015 International Day against Homo/Bi/Transphobia. The groups have started organizing the Vigils to remember and give acknowledgement to all the victims of violence related to gender identity...

Religion and homosexuality. A study casts some light on how the Catholic Magisterium has an impact on gays and lesbians and how an inclusive pastoral care can make the difference

Interview of Dr. Arianna Petilli by Innocenzo Pontillo (Progetto Gionata), Translated from Italian by  Claudio Abate / Andrew Lyon A few days after the international conference “The ways of love, towards a pastoral care with LGBT people” (Rome. 3 October 2014), which intended to draw the Synod of Bishops’ attention to the question “Which pastoral care for LGBT people?”, a...

Point of view. The Synod seen by a group of Italian Catholic homosexuals

Luca Borghini, Blog The Lobbyst ITALY, 20 October 2014 What does it mean to be homosexual Catholics in 2014? It means recognizing sexual orientation without living faith as an element of obstruction or contradiction. This may sound simple, but it is not. We have behind us a Catholic education often bigoted and hypocritical. We have an idea of homosexuality influenced...