Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

A Response to the Talk “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT” at the Church of the Risen Christ, Kuala Lumpur

Look at the rainbow, and praise its Maker; it is exceedingly beautiful in its brightness – Ecclesiasticus 43:11   Introduction A small group of youths from various parishes gathered at the Church of the Risen Christ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 2.00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2015 for a talk by Roman Catholic priest Reverend Father Clarence Devadass. Organised by the Alive Ministry, the talk was entitled “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and was aimed at discussing the issue of “same-sex marriage and LGBT.” The Read More +

A Theology of Love: What Hopes May Come

A somewhat unexpected yet serendipitous bit of news caught my eye as I was scrolling down the newsfeed on Facebook today. It really took me by surprise. In fact, it took my breath away. I can’t remember whose timeline I saw it on first, but here it was – a posting from the website of the National Catholic Register entitled “Confidential Meeting Seeks to Sway Synod to Accept Same-Sex Unions.”[1] Apparently, a group of Roman Catholic clergypersons, and theological experts, as well as prominent media Read More +

Confidential Meeting Seeks to Sway Synod to Accept Same-Sex Unions

By Edward Pentin ROME — A one-day study meeting — open only to a select group of individuals — took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with the aim of urging “pastoral innovations” at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family in October. Around 50 participants, including bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, Switzerland and France — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Bishop Markus Büchel and Archbishop Georges Read More +

International Consultation on Church and Homophobia | Day 3 | November 25, 2014

In the morning of the third day of the International Consultation on Church and Homophobia, Dr. Gadis Arivia delivered her presentation entitled “Love is a Human Right.” She recounted how in 2007, an Indonesian man named Hartono and his partner were humiliated by the police on the grounds of their sexuality. Arivia also cited several regional and international documents on SOGIE and same-sex marriage rights. When same-sex partners are denied rights, they are disallowed from visiting each other or their children in hospital, from receiving Read More +