Monthly Archives: November 2009

Why Queer?

In an email message a few days ago, a reader wrote that his one reservation about this site is the name – “Queering the Church”: But I do have to say that I kind of have issues with the word…

One More Step to Equality in Church,

One more important step to full acceptance not only in law, but in the church.  It may be only Eastern Massachusetts, and it may be only Episcopalians, but this will spread, just like civil marriage is already doing, right around…

A Joyful Catholic’s Letter to Bishop Tobin.

I stumbled upon this quite unintentionally at “The Joyful Catholic“,  a site I had not previously known.  I think she gets right to the point.  (The “Joyful” Catholic in stark contrast to the usual stereotype, but is entirely consistent with…

“Hearts Close to Breaking”

When Fr James Martin SJ posed the question “What is a gay Catholic to do?” at America blog, he offered no answers. When I repeated the question here (and also at the Daily Kos, where I cross-posted the piece), I…

The Bishops of Rome

Whenever I look at the institutional Catholic church, as represented by the Vatican establishment and local bishops around he world, at its centralised, totalitarian power structures, its despotic control of speech, and self-selecting methods of appointment and promotion, its wealth,…

A Reader Responds: What is Alix to do?

My post yesterday has brought substantial response (at least in terms of visitors to teh site), and some personal responses in the comments.  I am particularly interested in Jayden Cameron’s indication taht he may offer a full response of his…

It’s Called “Passive Resistance”

..and we need more of it. Women religious not complying with Vatican study The vast majority of U.S. women religious are not complying with a Vatican request to answer questions in a document of inquiry that is part of a…