Roman Catholic Church
Media Release: Worldwide LGBT Catholics & Parents Respond to Synod 2015 Working Document
A number of organisations and advocates who focus on pastoral care and social justice for LGBT people and their families, working to form a Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC), is disappointed by the 14th Ordinary Synod of Bishops’ Working Document (Instrumentum Laboris) on “The Vocation & Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”, published on 23 June 2015.
Backlash for Hopes of Gays and Lesbians
The final Relatio of the Family Synod has weakened the hopes for so much needed reforms within the Catholic Church.
This outcome is a disaster for gays and lesbians.
said Michael Brinkschröder, co-president of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups.
The church has failed to become an open house for everybody. It's messages are inconsistent. It will take a long way to find common ground.
LGBT Christians From All Over the World Gather in Rome
Through the international theological conference Ways of love, for a pastoral care with homosexual and trans people we wish to help the Extraordinary Synod on the family reflect on welcoming LGBT people. The conference takes place on October 3th, 2014.
A Welcoming Pastoral Approach to Homosexual and Trans People
Some proposals for the Synod of bishops
As an integral part of the conference Ways of love, for a pastoral care with homosexual and trans people that took place in Rome on october 3thrd 2014, a document was read that summarizes the appeal that the Organizing Committee of the Third Italian Forum of LGBT Christians sent to the Italian participants to the Synod and to the secretariat of the Synod as a contribution to the work of the Synod itself. The paper was drawn up by a working collective over several months, starting from the responses made by Italian LGBT Christian groups to the questionnaire distributed last year.
This is a short version of the paper with a link to the whole paper.
A Call to the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church
The European Forum of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups, representing forty-six member groups from twenty-two European countries, and from Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant confessions, welcomes the wise decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict 16 to retire from his ministry on Februar 28, 2013.
Justice and Love CENSORED
The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) has issued a notification on the book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Sr. Margaret Farley, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School. The CDF claims that her position with regards to masturbation, same sex love and divorce are not consistent with the official Catholic teaching.