Panel discusses LGBT issues, Catholocism

first_imgWhen in 2013, Pope Francis, referring to gay and lesbian persons, said “who am I to judge?” he sparked a conversation on the Catholic Church’s stance on LGBT issues that has continued over the past few years. In a panel hosted by Campus Ministry, PrismND and the Gender Relations Center on Thursday evening in DeBartolo Hall, professor of theology at Providence College Dana Dillon and Dr. Patrick Beeman, an Air Force obstetrician-gynecologist, discussed the LGBT community in relation to the Church and Catholic teaching.After a brief discussion of the meaning of mercy by both panelists, Beeman talked about how his initial “knee-jerk reactions” against gay marriage and other LGBT issues changed when he went through a divorce, another act formally condemned by the Catholic Church.“I ran in circles that were uber-Catholic and I thought, ‘What am I going to do?’” Beeman said. “Then I realized that it doesn’t matter; I’m still called to be a Catholic.”Beeman said he was able to apply this same logic to those in the LGBT community, who he said could still seek Christ despite the Church’s official opposition to their actions. He said he moved more toward becoming an ally of LGBT people as a result of this experience.Dillon said supporting LGBT individuals falls within the greater Catholic social teachings on the common good and preferential treatment for the poor, which she said applied not just to those poor in wealth, but also marginalized groups.“The Catholic common good is the good of all and the good of each, where the two serve one another, rather than being in competition,” she said. “I think it is certainly true with the LGBTQ community, a historically marginalized group. Where we stand exactly in our Catholicism and our Catholic identity, we need to stand with those marginalized and vulnerable.”The panelists also discussed what Catholics can do better to aid LGBT individuals. Beeman said he thought Catholics ought to be better in helping gay or lesbian couples when they choose to start a family.“Yes, we don’t think that artificially produced pregnancies are a good idea for lesbian couples or for anyone, but couples who are going through pregnancy … we must be supportive of their health,” he said.Dillon said there must be a constant fight against derogatory speech and actions.“Every single one of us [should work] to create that environment resisting hate and oppression,” she said. “It is a different discussion … arguing about principles and about people and how we talk to them.”Dillon said her stance as an LGBT ally has often exposed her to criticism, especially when she defended John Corvino, an advocate for gay marriage, in his attempt to speak at Providence College. Corvino’s 2013 appearance at Providence was canceled.“I got lectured by people in Campus Ministry and the theology and philosophy [departments] on cooperating with evil, for my willingness to stand up and defend Church teaching and [to] also allow this man to come and speak on campus,” she said.Dillon concluded with a plea for acceptance by all Catholics.“I want to suggest that however you identify — gay, Catholic, both, neither — try to find ways to actively give people permission to be your friend and ally without agreeing on everything,” she said.Tags: Campus Ministry, Gay and Catholic, Gender Relations Center, PrismNDlast_img read more

Fortress prepares for UK battle with Jermyn Street opening

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Dele Alli vented his frustrations after being subbed in the defeat to RB Leipzig

first_imgDele Alli threw a tantrum after being subbed as Tottenham were left clinging to their Euro hopes. Loading… His mood failed to improve by the end of the match as replacements Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele failed to find an equaliser for Spurs. It was a frustrating evening all round in north London as Mourinho’s men relied on captain Hugo Lloris to keep them in the tie with several standout saves. Mourinho added: “You can look at it and see two perspectives. One is this amazing group of guys who tried everything. Another is you see how we are at the moment. “The other team played with Werner and bring on sub after sub. This is our situation and it is like being in a fight with a gun without bullets. We did what we could do. “You have to look at our situation. If you want to make an exercise of football, you can think of a Champions League game for Barcelona without Messi, Suarez, and Griezmann or Liverpool with no Mane, Salah or Firmino, but they still have Origi. “The result is 1-0, not 10-1 – the result is open, it’s as simple as that. “We would not be the first team to lose the first game at home and win the tie away. “The thing that keeps me confident in the spirit, the mentality of my players.” Spurs will need to show the kind of guts that helped them turn things around against Ajax in last season’s Champions League semi-final if they are to progress. “We have to give a lot of credit to Leipzig, they press very high and are a very good team. Read Also:Dele Alli apologises for immature coronavirus joke “We have to stay positive, not give up, not try to find excuses, and fight to the end. We are not really happy, but we have to deal with that. Let’s hope we can create another story.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Taking his lead from the time his manager memorably lost his cool and hurled a crate of drinks into the Old Trafford turf, the midfielder launched his water bottle as he approached the bench. Alli then unlaced his left boot and angrily slammed it on the ground before putting his head in his hands.center_img The England star slung his boots, then a bottle when he was hooked as Spurs lost their Champions League last-16 first leg to Timo Werner’s penalty. But boss Jose Mourinho said: “I think he was angry with his performance, not me. I think he understands why I took him off – and the team improved.” Alli was tasked with deputising for the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-min upfront against the Bundesliga side. But he suffered a disappointing night as Spurs struggled to fashion many clear cut chances in the first leg of their last-16 tie. And the 23-year-old’s misery was compounded when Timo Werner struck the winner from the penalty spot after Konrad Laimer was brought down by Ben Davies. Mourinho reacted to Leipzig’s away goal by subbing both Alli and Gedson Fernandes, but it was the former’s response that caught the eye. Promoted Content10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more