German Lutheran bishop makes a meaningful apology to LGBTQIA+ people

According to a report in The Irish Times, the presiding bishop of the Berlin-Brandenburg Lutheran Church has apologized to LGBTQIA+ people for the ways in which the church has stigmatized and harmed them in the past. Bishop Christian Stäblein was speaking at a service in the Berlin Marienkirche (St Mary’s) for Berlin Pride 2021. He …

Theology professors blast Vatican gay union stance

Leaders of the Catholic churches in German-speaking countries – including priests, bishops and theologians – are speaking out against the Vatican hard line on gay people and same-sex unions. If only there were more outspokenness like that in the Church of England, and especially that our bishops would stop toeing the official line. More than …