Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic ChurchInquiry, Thought, and Expression$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Michael A. Norko

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823257621

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823257621.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

Domine, Non Sum Dignus

Domine, Non Sum Dignus

Theological Bullying and the Roman Catholic Church

Chapter:
(p.164) 9 Domine, Non Sum Dignus
Source:
More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church
Author(s):

Patrick S. Cheng

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823257621.003.0010

This chapter draws parallels between the classroom bullying of LGBTQ youths (with its resultant harms) and the “theological bullying” by the Roman Catholic hierarchy of those who dissent from the church’s teachings on homosexuality (with its resultant harms). It argues that by its ongoing and deliberate actions, the hierarchy intends to silence dissenting voices through the use of terror (spiritual, economic, and political) and unbridled authority. It calls for the need to stop this repetitive cycle of bullying and the importance of witnesses who speak out and demand that all people be treated with dignity and respect as beings created in the image of God. It finds hope in the development of queer theologies, especially by theologians of color; the courage of queer theologians who have stayed within the Roman Catholic Church; the appearance of the many new voices of nonacademic Catholic theologians; and the emergence of new genres of affirming queer Catholic writings.

Keywords:   Catholic Church, LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, church hierarchy

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .