Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

The tragic story [of sixteen-year-old Sergio Urrego's suicide] is why it matters that discussions of Catholic families include discussions of gay Catholic families. And of Catholic families who have gay members.

And of Catholic institutions whose coldness and brutality towards those who are gay can make a life-or-death difference, especially for vulnerable young people.

– William D. Lindsey
"Another Suicide of Gay Teen: Catholic Context"
September 15, 2014

Related Off-site Links:
Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed and Harassed by Catholic School Officials – Adrian Garcia (The Gaily Grind, September 11, 2014).
The Makeup of Synod of Bishops on the Family is Disappointing – Thomas Reese (National Catholic Reporter, September 10, 2014).
Pope Francis’ Course and Crew for Synod Family Sail Can Sink the Vatican Titanic – Jerry Slevin (Christian Catholicism, September 2014).
How LGBT-Friendly Are the Appointees to the Synod on Marriage and Family? – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, September 11, 2014).
Gay Teen's Suicide in Colombia Confronts Catholics Worldwide – Bob Shine (Bondings 2.0, September 26, 2014).
The Ways of Love: International Conference Towards Pastoral Care with Homosexual and Trans People – October 3, 2014Ways of Love (September 2014).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Minnesota Catholics, LGBT Students, and the Ongoing Work of Creating Safe and Supportive Schools
Confronting Classroom Homophobia
Making Sure All Families Matter
The Blood-Soaked Thread

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