Categoria: English News

LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Welcome Pope Francis Latest Affirmation

LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, media release, 21 october 2020 The LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council welcomes Pope Francis’ latest comments on same-sex unions and the right to family life as expressed in the just-premiered film, “Francesco”. While not representing a break with the Vatican’s past doctrinal statements on sexuality or gender, Pope Francis has broken new ground in affirming the right...

Good people, but blind to the plight of others

Thomas Lofaro, Chairperson, LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council* Dear friends, I’ve been looking forward to the “coming out of lock down” and to some return to normality.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be happening, does it? With news of cases increasing in London, it seems that being together at a distance is going to be the way we go for...

Catholic parents with LGBTQ children meet Pope Francis

Article by Giampaolo Petrucci published on the Christian news portal Adista.it, 16 September 2020 “Since 2015, groups of religious parents with LGBTQ sons and daughters have been emerging across Italy with the intent of breaking the silence and coming out of the shadows to tell the Church that all are children of God and as such should be welcomed and...

The pilgrimage of the transsexuals (femminielli) to the Black Madonna of Montevergine (Italy)

Article by Laura Filios, published in the Jesuit Catholic monthly JESUS (Italy), ​​n.6 of June 2020, pp.52-55, translated by Andrea D. (La Tenda di Gionata) Every year thousands of devotees visit the shrine of Montevergine in the Italian region of Campania (Italy). Among them, many transsexuals who feel welcome in front of “Mamma Schiavona” (Slave Mama or Slavic Mama). “Even...

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics: “There are still multiple forms of Church influenced discrimination in the 21st Century”

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, Press Release N°14, June 16, 2020 The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC), representing Catholic LGBTIQ+ organisations from more than thirty nations around the world, will release a global research called “Lay Catholic LGB Discrimination in the 21st Century” in a Live broadcast on June 28 as part of its Pride Month activities. This...

“Fortunate Parents”. There is something prophetic in the pages of this booklet

Father Gian Luca Carrega*, “Genitori Fortunati” (Fortunate Parents. Experiencing the homosexuality of children, as Christian Parents), Tenda di Gionata (Italy), 2019, p.1-2, translated by Francesco Gagliardi There is something prophetic in the pages of this booklet. And prophetic literature should be read trying to grasp where the signs refer to wider truths. There is no great difference between the prophet...