How Catholics around the world see same-sex marriage, homosexuality

Article Jeff Diamant

Data from thew Pew Research Center about Catholic attitudes toward LGBT issues.


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Non è bene che l’uomo sia solo

Document or Essay Italian Progetto Gionata

What we could define as “the galaxy of Italian LGBT + Christians” includes 5 national networks attentive to distinct aspects (Parents, Youth, Solidarity, Information and Training); 4 groups involving homosexuals and parents; 7 local groups dealing with parents; 25 groups that cater indiscriminately to LGBT + people and 4 groups that cater to young LGBT + Christians.

Sacred Stories of Transgender Names

Document or Essay Luisa Derouen, O.P.

In this compilation of stories, transgender Catholics share the stories of their chosen names, many of which were chosen as an expression of their faith.

Gay Respect in the Good News

Document or Essay

Steve Wolf, a former parish priest, seeks in this essay connections of the faith tradition, scripture, theology, some LGBTQI realities, and a history of some church teachings being both correct and still incomplete.

Ending LGBTQ Employment Discrimination by Catholic Institutions

ArticleDocument or Essay

This law review article examines the legal issues applicable to LGBTQ employees of Catholic institutions and urges these institutions to adopt an equitable policy modeled after the Catholic Church in Germany.

Testemunhos da Diversidade: história de fé, amor e comunhão

BookDocument or Essay Portuguese

E-book reúne 21 relatos de pessoas que fazem parte dos coletivos da comunidade católica LGBTI+ no Brasil.

Diversity as a gift: LGBTQI+ Roman Catholic organizations in twenty-first-century Brazil

Document or Essay

This paper aims at examining the pluralization of Brazilian Catholicism with regard to the presence of sexual and gender diversity in Roman Catholic environments, in the context of the anti-gender attacks and growing use of Christian elements as political weapons in Latin American public debate since the 2010s.

Um lugar à Mesa: Estudo sobre a produção pastoral do ativismo católico LGBT brasileiro

Document or Essay Portuguese

Esta pesquisa etnográfica busca analisar o ativismo religioso de grupos pastorais católicos
formados por pessoas LGBT. Em atuação no Brasil desde os anos 2000, tais coletivos
tencionam a Igreja Católica – que em sua doutrina considera as “práticas homossexuais
desordenadas” – quando afirmam publicamente que são “católicos LGBT”.

Siempre Serán Nuestros Hijos: Un mensaje pastoral a los padres con hijos homosexuales y sugerencias para agentes pastorales

Document or Essay Spanish United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Carta pastoral para padres católicos con hijos LGBTQ, escrita por la Conferencia Episcopal de los Estados Unidos.

Le couple homosexuel et la formation morale des sujets chrétiens – Approfondir la vie baptismale comme école de capacités et de responsabilités

Dissertation French Bruno Vandenbulcke

Repenser le couple homosexuel dans le cadre du baptême comme lieu de responsabilisation et de don de soi à la suite du Christ (on peut se limiter à lire l’introduction).

Here All Along, Here to Stay: LGBTQ Catholics in the United States

Annotated BibliographyOrganization

Historical guide to the complex modern story of LGBTQ Catholic Americans.