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全球天主教彩虹网络:同志身份与神职并无矛盾

Chinese / English / Español / Français / Italiano / Portugues 我们注意到从教宗方济各对教会接纳同志人士的积极步伐的一步危险退步。在最新的《神职圣召的恩赐/The gift of the priestly vocation》文件中,圣职部(The Congregation for the Clergy)以充满歧视性的言语强调了对同志人士进入修院并最终晋铎的一些要求。 全球天主教彩虹网络主张教会应该接纳并平等对待同志平信徒及他们的家人,我们同样认为那些建树教会的度奉献生活的男男女女也应该在教会内被平等对待。「在我们网络大家庭里有一些悲剧性的案例,他们的同志身份被发现后,不得不忍痛离开了修道生活。在极端的案例里,他们甚至被公开曝光。」卢比·阿尔梅达(Ruby Almeida,全球天主教彩虹网络两位主席之一、英国同志教友团体Quest主席)如是说。「一旦他们被修院除名,这些前同志修生的信德将因疏离感、抑郁、巨大的失落感和困惑而备受煎熬。他们希望将生命奉献给耶稣的召叫被这充满歧视性的措施彻底打碎。」 将同志人群拒之于教会神职体系外,而非对这些回应圣召的男女尊严以待,是非常阴暗负面的做法。「教会的许多文件声明,同志蒙召为守贞洁,他们的性无需被表达,然而稍后又提到,他们选择神职是不合适的。这双重信息扭曲了教会的公信力。我们不应忽略在圣职部的部分文件中,使用过一些微妙的同性爱论调的言语来描述耶稣与神父之间亲密排他的关系。」迈克尔·布林克施罗德博士(Michael Brinkschroeder,全球天主教彩虹网络两位主席之一、德国「同性恋与教会」的项目负责人)如是说。「你不能指望一个人生活在不断被抨击(slamming doors)及矛盾的信息中,还能保持身心良好的健康状态。」 尽管这份新文件是特别针对男同性恋者的,但它制造了一个先例。「那女同性恋者、双性恋者、跨性别者和女性兼性人(intersex women)又当如何?她们是否也会被同等要求?我们希望看到并遇到一份有建设性的并能影响深远的方案,以帮助我们在教会内的工作,一旦我们发现并决定生活出度奉献生活的圣召。」卢比·阿尔梅达如是说。 这份文件中出现了诸如「Homosexual Tendency」和「克服Homosexuality」的表达,这些表达取消了人类性取向(sexual orientation)的价值,可被视为潜意识的同性矫正治疗。「新文件未尊重准备晋铎的同志修道者的道德及精神的健全性。因为它试图基于对同志无知理解的情况下通过有争议的圣职准则,以代替自己的良知。」迈克尔·布林克施罗德如此总结。                   … Continue reading

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GNRC declares: There is no contradiction between being LGBTI and a religious vocational call

Chinese / English / Español / Français / Italiano / Portugues December 8, 2016. We observe a dangerous regression from the previous steps taken by Pope Francis about LGBTI inclusion in the Church. In the recently edited The Gift of … Continue reading

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A Letter to All Delegates at the 2015 Synod on the Family

We are a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics, and along with our loving families and friends, we have spent the last few days not far from you, in Rome, consolidating two years of work, which have advanced … Continue reading

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GNRC declares: The exaggerated rhetoric of Pope Francis against “gender” exposes the contradictions in his pastoral care for LGBTI people

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) appreciates that Pope Francis has made major acknowledgements of LGBTI persons and their families during his last official trip to Georgia, and later in the press conference on his way back to Rome. … Continue reading

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#CHIESAASCOLTACI : “Together let’s find a place where we meet and get to know each other”

Cammini di Speranza’s Communication/Advocacy campaign for the year of Jubilee of Mercy.   By Andrea Rubera  – Italian journalist, activist of the Italian Catholic LGBTQ Group Cammini di Speranza and GNRC media collaborator. English / Español / Française / Italiano / Portugues On the eve … Continue reading

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The GNRC declares: “Gender Identity is not a social trend or a sin against God”

  The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) declares: “Gender Identity is not a social trend or a sin against God”   Versión en Español / Version Française / Versione Italiana / Versao Portuguesa August 4, 2016. The Global Network of Rainbow … Continue reading

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Pope`s apology to gays: “There are people we Christians could have defended and we didn`t”

June 27, 2016 Pope`s apology to gays: “There are people we Christians could have defended and we didn`t”     The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) welcomes the recent words from Pope Francis, on his return from Armenia to … Continue reading

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The GNRC expresses sorrow and solidarity with the LGBTQI community in the US

June 19, 2016 The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) expresses sorrow and solidarity with the LGBTQI community in the United States We are not far from the pain and sense of incomprehension, that overwhelm us all as LGBTQI people, … Continue reading

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GNRC Responde a “Amoris Laetitia”

UNA RESPUESTA DE LA RED GLOBAL DE CATÓLICOS ARCOIRIS A LA EXHORTACIÓN APOSTÓLICA DEL PAPA FRANCISCO “AMORIS LAETITIA” (LA ALEGRÍA DEL AMOR) 09.04.2016 La Exhortación Apostólica post-sinodal del Papa Francisco titulada “Amoris Laetitia” abre nuevas perspectivas para el trabajo pastoral en la Iglesia Católica, bosquejando simultáneamente … Continue reading

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IF THE DOOR IS STILL NOT UNLOCKED, MAYBE THE KEY IS UNDER THE MAT ?

 The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Responds to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love Pope Francis’s response to the 2014 & 2015 Synods of Catholic Bishops on Marriage & Family, the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy … Continue reading

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