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About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.

Gay Christian Celibacy

This has started coming up more and more among my connections: people claiming to be Gay Christians, but who are, in fact, celibate. As one who’s been through conversion therapy in its heyday back in the 80s, married to my … Continue reading

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New ‘Bp to the Abps’ is anti-LGBT+-Inclusion in the C.of E.

Colin CowardApril 22, 2021 On Monday it was announced that the Rt Revd Dr Emma Ineson, currently Bishop of Penrith, is to be the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Bishop Emma will work directly for the … Continue reading

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Fr. JamesMartin, S.J. – Documentary on LGBT people

Documentary about Father James Martin’s LGBT ministry selected for Tribeca Film Festival Michael J. O’Loughlin – April 20, 2021 – (Building a Bridge Film/Jason Syptak) A Martin Scorsese-produced documentary about James Martin, S.J., and his ministry to L.G.B.T. Catholics has … Continue reading

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German Catholic leaders plan huge same-sex blessing

Monday, April 19th, 2021 Latest News CathNews NZ Pacific Several German Catholic leaders are openly supporting the blessing of same-sex couples and overtly challenging the Vatican. A massive blessing service event called “Love wins, blessing service for lovers” has been … Continue reading

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Catholic Argument: for/against S/S Blessings

A blessing is more than a blessing Monday, April 12th, 2021 Latest News Top African cardinal uses Easter homily to slam gay marriage The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) Responsum concerning the blessing of same-sex unions brings … Continue reading

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A Plea for U.S. Catholics to support Transgender people

Why the church should fight anti-transgender legislation Apr 14, 2021by Daniel P. Horan – Opinion – People (National Catholic Reporter) A person in New York City holds up a transgender rights flag Oct. 24, 2018. (CNS/Reuters/Brendan McDermid) Just because something is … Continue reading

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Vatican to consider Baptismal implications for priesthood

Cardinal unveils major Vatican conference on priesthood slated for 2022 Apr 12, 2021by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Theology Vatican Pope Francis greets Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, during the sign of peace at a Mass in St. … Continue reading

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U.S. Battle for S/S Couple’s right to adopt children

“LGBTQ families are no different from heterosexual families. We have the same desire to connect and to love.”— John Freml The shifting legal landscape or the finer points of moral theology are not the primary issue for most same-sex parents. … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of Hans Kung – theologian, par excellence

Hans Küng, celebrated and controversial Swiss theologian, has died Apr 6, 2021 by Patricia Lefevere – People – Theology – NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER Theologian Fr. Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tübingen, Germany, in February 2008. (CNS/KNA/Harald Oppitz) Catholic … Continue reading

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Religious Right causes Free-Fall in Church Membership in the U.S.

Church membership is in a free fall — and the Christian right has only themselves to blame Amanda Marcotte, Salon – April 02, 2021 – NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER http://www.rawstory.com The trend of Americans exiting the pews, never to return, has been … Continue reading

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