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More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Voices of Our Times

Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II


The Second Vatican Council’s landmark document Gaudium et spes called Catholics to cultivate robust, mutually enriching dialogue with the modern world by attentively and discerningly listening to the “voices of our times.” This book is the first of two volumes that explore sexual diversity and the Catholic Church. It gathers an important set of these voices: the testimonies and reflections of Catholic and former Catholic LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) persons, their friends, family members, and those who teach and accompany them. Drawn from a series of conferences held ... More

Keywords: Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et spes, sexual diversity, Catholic Church, Catholicism, Catholics, clergy, lay ministers, pastoral workers, faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823256570
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Firer Hinze, editor
Fordham University

J. Patrick Hornbeck II, editor
Fordham University

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Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Fordham University

1 This Catholic Mom

Deb Word, Fortunate Families and the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center

2 O Tell Me the Truth About Love

Eve Tushnet, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/evetushnet/

3 Our Thirty-Three-Year-Long Dream to Marry

Janet Peck and Carol Conklin, Plaintiffs in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health

4 Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Husband, and Wife

Hilary Howes, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, Transgender Roundtable, Pacific School of Religion

5 A Call to Listen

Thomas Gumbleton, Retired Auxiliary Bishop, Detroit

6 From Closet to Lampstand

M. Sheila Nelson, College of Saint Benedict / St. John’s University

7 Gay Ministry at the Crossroads

Donald B. Cozzens, John Carroll University

9 Lord, I Am (Not) Worthy to Receive You

Winnie S. Varghese, St. Mark’s Church-in the-Bowery, New York City

10 A Delicate Dance

Teresa Delgado, Iona College

11 Do Not Quench the Spirit

John P. Falcone, Boston College

12 Calling Out in the Wilderness

Jeanine E. Viau, Loyola University Chicago

13 The Stories We Tell

Kate Henley Averett, University of Texas at Austin

14 Tainted Love

Jamie L. Manson, national Catholic Reporter

15 A Voice from the Pews

Michael A. Norko, Yale University School of Medicine

16 At a Loss

Dan Savage

17 “Church, Heal Thyself”

Mark Andrew Clark, Columbia University


Tom Beaudoin and Bradford E. Hinze, Fordham University

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