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FaithFaith and Reason
Abigail FavaleElizabeth Sweeny Block
After two professors of theology engaged in a fruitful conversation in America on the 2019 Vatican document on “‘gender theory in education,” the editors invited them each to respond once again to each other on the subject of gender identity and transgender persons.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In addition to the critique of Cardinal McElroy’s focus on welcome and inclusion, critics are also reacting to the process through which that could happen: the ongoing synod of bishops.
“Our sexual lives have many areas of sinfulness and I’m not challenging that,” Cardinal McElroy says this week on the Jesuitical podcast. “All I’m saying is that in the Christian moral life, they don’t automatically represent mortal sin.”
A crowd gathers to enter a beige church building
OSV News
“As I heard the chant ‘Cardinal Pell should go to Hell,’ I thought, ‘Ah ha! At least they now believe in the afterlife!’ Perhaps this is St. George Pell’s first miracle,” former Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
Rod McGuirk - Associated Press
The New South Wales Police Force said on Tuesday it has rejected an application from a Sydney-based gay rights group for a permit to protest outside the cathedral on Thursday due to safety concerns.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The pope and Cardinal McElroy both made statements this week on L.G.B.T. issues, which have until recently not been discussed by church officials.