Reflection

In deep analysis from the GNRC about important matters and events ligated to the presence of LGBTI persons and their families in the Church.

OUR IDENTITY, OUR COMMUNITY: THE CHRONICLE OF A NAME

July 2017. As our Network continues its development and construction we have made contact with many LGBTI Catholic Communities worldwide. Many of them have more than 20 years since its creation or are younger than 5 years, but each of them share something: The need of a special and representative name.

 

TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX PEOPLE ARE INVITED TO THE TABLE OF THE CHURCH

September 2016. The unique and rich gifts of LGBTI people for the Church comes from the diversity of Sexual Orientations as well as Gender Identity.

 

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016

August 2016. World Youth Day arrived, end of July 2016, and we considered this a perfect opportunity to give visibility to the lives of LGBTI people, especially Catholics, in Poland. This Article is composed of three parts:

  • Part I: Better Climate around LGBT in the Polish Church. Without any spectacular breakthrough, the World Youth Day still brought a tangible climate change over the presence of LGBTI in the Polish Church. By Marcin Dzierżanowski – Polish journalist, activist of Polish Christian LGBTQ Group Wiara i Tęcza (Faith and Rainbow). English / EspañolFrançaise / Italiano / Português
  • Part II: LGBT Pilgrim’s Haven in Krakow. During the World Youth Day, the Polish group “Wiara i Tęcza” (Faith & Rainbow) has organized an “LGBT Pilgrim’s Haven” in Krakow. By Michael Brinkschroeder – German theologist, activist of German Catholic LGBTQ group Homosexuelle und Kirche (Homosexuallity and Church), GNRC Steering Committe Co-chair and member of the European Forum of LGBT Christian GroupsEnglish / EspañolFrançaise / Italiano / Português
  • Part III: A Young Pilgrim Experience. Universality, Unity and Inspiration were three values that the WYD assistant Eros Shaw found in his trip to Polland. By Eros Shaw – Chinese missionary, activist of the Chinese Catholic LGBTQ Group China Catholic Rainbow Community (CCRC), GNRC Steering Committee member and participant of the China Rainbow Witness Fellowship. English / EspañolFrançaise / Italiano / Português

A RESPONSE FROM THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF RAINBOW CATHOLICS TO POPE FRANCIS’ APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA (THE JOY OF LOVE)

April 2016. The post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis with the title “Amoris Laetitia” opens up new perspectives for the pastoral work of the Catholic Church, drawing both from earlier teachings of the Church on family life and marriage, and also from a pragmatic and more ‘grounded’ appreciation of the  real lived-experiences of family life.

 

VOICES FROM LGBT CATHOLICS IN WESTERN AFRICA

March 2015. This report was commissioned by the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups being concerned, that the voices of LGBT Christians from Western Africa were not well heard in the on-going discussion about the Family Synod of the Roman Catholic Church. By Davis Mac-Iyalla – Nigerian Anglo / Catholic gay Christian and founder of Changing Attitudes Nigeria working for the affirmation and inclusion of LGBT people within the church and wider society.