Theological Resources

Informative Videos.

Is homosexuality a choice?

What the bible says about homosexuality and discrimination?

What does the Catholic church teach about LGBTIQ people?

Praying the gay away!

 

A Catholic view on gay marriage

Sexuality, Certainty and Salvation

James Alison, Catholic priest and theologian, reflects on his own experience as a Gay

Catholic, on the givenness of sexual orientation, and on what he calls "the shape of God's

affection" in an interview to the Australian broadcaster ABC:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/encounter/james-alison-sexuality-

certainty-and-salvation/2961012

 

From impossibility to responsibility: developing new narratives for gay catholic living.

James Alison asks: How are we going to create “parish” together? Going to create

communities where we, whose imaginations have so often been paralysed by

impossibility, can dare to imagine what might be good and fun for our sisters and

brothers, and actually start to create the sort of family values which give genuine glory to

God?: http://www.jamesalison.co.uk/texts/eng63.html

 

How the “gay thing” is good news for the Catholic Church

James Alison explores ways of going on a journey of discovery that teach us new things

by the very presence of gay people in the church:

http://www.jamesalison.co.uk/texts/eng59.html

Towards a church apology for gay prejudice

Donal Godfrey SJ, San Francisco: Eureka Street article:

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=5859#.VX0DOkb3hbg

How an unusual American parish in San Francisco's gay district managed to include

gay and lesbian Catholic: Donal Godfrey SJ:

http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s2312427.htm

 

Additional Resources and Readings:

James Alison: http://www.jamesalison.co.uk/

New Ways Ministry: http://www.newwaysministry.org/

 

Cherishing Life. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. London: CTS, 2004:

http://www.cbcew.org.uk/content/download/34858/258882/file/cherishing-life-2004.pdf

 

A Note Concerning the Teaching of the Catholic Church Concerning Homosexual People.

Cardinal Basil Hume 1997:

www.catholic-ew.org.uk/citizenship/mfl/homosexuality/hs970400.htm

 

Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and

Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers. USCCB 1997: www.usccb.org/laity/always.shtml

 

An Introduction to the Pastoral Care of Homosexual People. CBCEW Catholic Social

Welfare Commission, 1979:

www.catholic-ew.org.uk/citizenship/documents/pastoralcare.pdf