Monthly Archives: January 2010

Benedict Advises: Get Blogging

Also see James Martin’s take on this, at America From Washington Post Pope to priests: Go forth and blog VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has a new commandment for priests struggling to get their message across: Go forth and…

A Reader Requests: “Help or Advice, please”.

I am always flattered by kind words from readers (aren’t we all?).  Sometimes, though, I have a comment which simply leaves me feeling not able or virtuous, but helpless. I have received a comment from a reader (“Neville” in Johannesburg)…

Marriage Equality On All Continents!

With the strong media emphasis on the protracted struggle for marriage equality in the US, we sometimes forget that there are important gains elsewhere – sometimes in the most unexpected places. Recently, south America was in the headlines, with gay…

The Priest With the Pink Triangle.

For the first post in my “queer modern heroes” series, I begin with someone most people have never heard of. (I’m not sure anyone even knows his name.) I begin with him because he represents a double martyrdom, martyred for…

Gay Marriage, China

China paper splashes nation’s ‘first gay marriage’ By Dan Martin (AFP) – 7 hours ago BEIJING — State press splashed a front-page photo of China’s first publicly “married” gay couple on Wednesday — the latest sign of new openness about…