Monthly Archives: October 2009

Three Views on Hallowe’en.

Here on the other side of the Atlantic (still less in South Africa), Hallowe’en is not the big deal it is in the US, although it is now making a bigger impact. Then before.  I have mixed feelings – some…

Holy Roman Empire

Overwhelmed by some fun pictures and pertinent comment at NCR Online, Far From Rome, Enlightened Catholicism, Bilgrimage and probably more to come, I have nothing original to say, so simply add more pics and some words from Wikipedia (Oh, there’s…

Transsexual Marriage – in Catholic Church

In Italy, a Catholic priest has blessed in church a transsexual marriage. From the Independent Online: A priest in Italy on Sunday blessed the marriage of a 64-year-old transsexual to her 58-year-old male partner, in defiance of Vatican guidelines, the…

Queer in Faith: Some Links

I can say clearly that with Hans Kung I am no longer a Roman Catholic — I am a universal Christian catholic in union with the Holy Spirit. I belong to that union of believers who practice the way of…

Anglican Clergy & Contraception

Amidst the reams that have been written about the proposed welcome to disaffected Anglicans, most commentaries have focussed either on the affront female  and gay Catholics of welcoming some people whose main motivation is opposition to women or gay clergy,…

The Irish, Again

From RTE News: Rome investigating abuse complaint The Vatican is investigating an allegation of child sexual abuse against an Irish Archbishop based in Nigeria. St Patrick’s Missionary Society, also known as the Kiltegan Fathers, has confirmed that a complaint was…

Some Gay New Fathers

Following on writing recently “In Praise of Family”, I’d like to draw to your attention a profile piece in today’s Observer. Here in the UK, we are fortunate that the law prohibits discrimination against same sex couples or individuals in…

Finding God in Gay Lovemaking

“An Erotic Encounter With the Devine” is the title of a post by Eric L. Hays-Strom at Jesus in Love. (Eric has a Masters Degree in Catholic Life and Worship from St. Meinrad School of Theology). In his post, he has…