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November, 2019. A Critique – Male and female He created them: towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education, Congregation for Catholic Education. Claire Jenkins aim us to inspire and encourage the Church to reflect on its position concerning these matters in the light of scientific and sociological understandings – the critique responds to the invitation for dialogue.

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October, 2019. The Biblical Account of Creation: Between Fundamentalism and LGBT population. Fr Luis Correa Lima sj invite us to reflect about the reading of the sacred texts in adifferent way, freeing them from the dilemma “either you believe or you think.”

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Drachma LGBT – Malta

October, 2019. GNRC Pride Album 2019. Thanks to everybody who shared their pics with us thru the different Pride celebrations worldwide from February to September 2019.If you or your community has a contribution for this Album, please send it to media@gnrcatholics.org

GNRC Album 2019

3rd Assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics

October, 2019. Bryan N. Massingale gave an inspiring speech that has made a lot of eco among the LGBT Catholic community and social Media. Let´s review how is it to be Proud about your origins and the Gift´s that God give us in::

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October, 2019. Miguel H. Diaz said I´m Proud and Prophetic in Chicago. Miguel was also present in both the GNRC Third Assembly and the conjoint activities we held during the 50th Anniversary of Dignity USA:

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September, 2019. Mary E. Hunt speeches during the Third Assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics. Mary taught us in three instances what it was to be truly proud and prophetic:

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August, 2019. The GNRC announces its New Board, Co-chairs and Officials. We are happy to announce that a new Board was elected on July 4th for the period of 2019-2021 by our members delegates during the end of our Third Assembly plenary session. Five regional and two gender/sexual diversity representatives will from now on direct and manage the different projects and committees that structure the GNRC.

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July, 2019. The General Asembly has just began! Follow each activity in our timeline Sunday: Pre-conferences for Africa, Asia, Europe and Latinamerica / Monday: End of Regional Pre-conferences and 1st Plennay Session / Tuesday: 2nd Plennary Session and Workshops / Wednesday: End of Workshops and Board Elections/ Thursday: Regional Panel in LGBTI Catholics issues. English / Español

June, 2019. Two new LGBTI  Communities joined the GNRC. Let´s wellcome our two new GNRC members from Spain: Associació Cristiana de Gais i Lesbianes de Catalunya (Barcelona) and Crismhom Comunidad (Madrid).

June, 2019. Grant Me Justice has been updated! Find the individual testimonies from all over the world – which are part of the Grant Me Justice Exhibition – in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

The Third Assembly is coming and it´s very important to be aknowledged of the local situation of LGBTI criminalization and how the Church can help to make a change.

May, 2019. Three new LGBTI  Communities joined the GNRC. We feel blessed to announce that We Are Church Ireland, Red Católica Arcoíris México and Ichthys Cristianxs lgtbh de Sevilla have become new members of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics. You can find the updated and consolidated list by region of all LGBTI Catholic/Christian Organizations, Groups or Communities members of the GNRC, including the links to their websites or social networks.

We are already 35 rainbow christian communities and groups working for pastoral care and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families in the Catholic Church.

March, 2019. An Open Letter to a Gay Person. This is a Press Statement Drachma LGBTI and Drachma Parents Group (Malta) issued in the form of an Open Letter to a Gay Person in response to a concerted effort by the Christian Right to encourage gay conversion practices here3 in Malta.

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December, 2018. Grant me Justice: Exhibition on “Criminalisation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and the Catholic Church”. By Michael Brinkschröder. During the GNRC Assembly in Dachau, a couple of participants were interviewed and gave testimonies about their experiences in countries that criminalise homosexual acts or people.

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February 15, 2018. The GNRC endorses the WKHP Letter to Pope Francis about the policy concerning homosexuality and the priesthood. Our reason for writing to you is the document Il dono della vocazione presbiterale, which was published by the Congregation for the Clergy on 8 December 2016.

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15 Responses to

  1. Bea Tilanus says:

    As active catholic women with a transgender backgroud I apriciate this initiative very much. Thanks and I’ll follow you.

  2. Thanks so much. This will be an opportunity for dialogue and intervention.

  3. As an African I am very proud to be a part of this group.i feel safe now .keep it up.

  4. Frank says:

    Best wishes for this wonderful occasion.
    I wonder for people who cannot be present in person might we be able to participate through the web?
    God bless your good work!

  5. Pablo says:

    As rainbow catholics you should know a little more about the Bible. The Psalm quoted in your add is wrong. In fact “Hear a Just Cause” it’s part of David’s prayer and belongs to Psalm 17, 1 and not to the Psalm 7, 1, which contains the lament of David which he sang to Yahweh about Cush the Benjaminite: “Yahweh my God, I take refuge in you, save me from all my pursuers and rescue me”.

    • Fernando Gonzales says:

      Dear Pablo,
      Thank you so much for your advise. We were so worried about the proper edition of the content texts that we sadly forgot to double check the top image.

      We have amended this mistake thanks to your counseling!

      May God bless you,

  6. As a rainbow protestant I do really appreciate the GNRC meetings in München.

    Jesus said: ‘ This is my commandment that you love each other’

    Blessings! God is good, God is love!

  7. Richard says:

    Good Morning! Thank you for your work on this issue. I am interested in working with this organization in some capacity. As the father of two gay children who feel the church has abandoned them, I would like to teach them the Jesus is more inclusive than what they think. Your organization may help me to help them. Please consider my participation.
    Thanks
    Rich Goulah
    rgoulah@gmail.com

  8. RON ZEILINGER says:

    Thank you for your important work with and for our Catholic community. May you continue to be led by the Spirit!

  9. Lesley Angel says:

    How wonderful to discover your site and the important work you are doing in raising awareness of, the issues of and the need for inclusion of LGBTQI Catholics in all aspects of society globally as well as creating a central point of communication for same. Praying many blessings for your efforts in both the past, present and future:)

  10. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Today, the churches’ pathologizing attitudes towards homosexuality continue to trigger conflicts of conscience and faith, feelings of guilt and shame and feelings of inferiority among believing gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians.

    Therefore I have written a petition to the German Bishops’ Conference against the discrimination of gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the Catholic Church,
    In addition to the German Bishops’ Conference, the petition should also be addressed to the Austrian Bishops’ Conference, the Swiss Bishops’ Conference and the Holy See:

    
https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/the-catholic-church-needs-to-change-its-attitude-towards-non-heterosexual-people

    The petition is also strongly directed against conversion therapies.

    The petition was signed by the following professors of Catholic theology: Prof. Dr. Angelika Walser, Prof. Dr. Sabine Demel, Prof. Dr. Michael Schüßler, Prof. Dr. Egon Spiegel, Prof. Dr. Matthias Möhring-Hesse, Prof. Dr. Peter Arzt-Grabner, Prof. Dr. Hans Gerald Hödl, Prof. Dr. Emmanuel J. Bauer, Prof. Dr. Dietmar W. Winkler, Prof. Dr. Boris Repschinski, Prof. Dr. Boris Repschinski, Prof. Dr. Matthias J. Bauer, Prof. Dr. Peter Schüßler. Dr. Christian Spieß, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hieke, Prof. Dr. Norbert Mette, Prof. Dr. Magnus Striet, Prof. Dr. Manfred Belok, Prof. Dr. Hermann Häring, Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler, Prof. Dr. Joachim Valentin, Prof. Dr. Claudia Gärtner, Prof. Dr. René Buchholz and Prof. Dr. Thomas Ruster.

    Among the signatories are also the member of the Bundestag and the Central Committee of German Catholics, Dr. Barbara Hendricks MdB (SPD), Dr. Christa Roth-Sackenheim (Professional Association of German Psychiatrists), the psychologist Prof. Dr. Melanie Steffens, the Catholic theologian, musician and musicologist Prof. Dr. Stefan Klöckner, the Catholic theologian Dr. Wunibald Müller, the Franciscan brother Andreas Brands, Father Andreas Knapp (Little Brothers of the Gospel), the Catholic priest Klaus Thranberend, the Catholic priest Bernd Mönkebüscher, the Catholic theologian Pierre Stutz, the Protestant theologian Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zimmer, the theologians Ubbo and Ben Khumalo-Seegelken, the civil rights activist Manfred Bruns (LSVD), the civil rights activist Erika Micale (Bundesverband von Eltern und Angehörige von Homosexuellen), the psychologist Prof. Dr. Udo Rauchfleisch, the member of the Bundestag Dr. Stefan Kaufmann (CDU), Assoc.-Prof. PD. Dr.med.univ. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Dr. Martin Plöderl (expert for mental health in gays, lesbians and bisexuals) as well as other psychologists, doctors, theologians, scientists and many other citizens.

    The signatories also include the following university professors from Catholic universities: Prof. Dr. Eva Schuster, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kricheldorff, Prof. Dr. Ursula Immenschuh, Prof. Dr. Jungbauer, Prof. Dr. Jörg Baur, Prof.in i. K. Dr. päd. Eva Maria Schuster, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Sehrig and Prof. Dr. Anne Kellner.

    Best regards
    Christof Wagner

  11. Nicholas Batte says:

    I am very proud of the work and advocacy you do.

  12. Alan Joranlien says:

    I’d be happy to follow your organization. Glad you were able to join with us at last week’s Dignity Conference in Chicago.

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