LGBT, the Church and the new rules of the game
James Alison. Theology
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1M ago
By reaffirming traditional teaching on marriage, but insisting that same-sex couples are “blessable” rather than “contemptible”, Pope Francis has opened a way forward that will allow LGBT Catholics to be listened to on their own terms while maintaining the unity of the Church. Published by The Tablet, 4 January 2024 MY HEART SANK on hearing of another Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) doc- ument that impacts me and those amongst whom I minister directly, all of us precarious ..read more
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“Sodomy” and “Homosexuality” Are Not Biblical Sins
James Alison. Theology
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3M ago
One of my jobs as a priest is to help people discern which of the acts they have done (or might do) are genuinely sins―and which are not really sins, even though they might think they are. Priests do this so that people can participate in being forgiven when they have genuinely done something wrong and to build up their consciences so they can be at peace with themselves when they are falsely accused―or have falsely accused themselves―of sin.  Of ..read more
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Homilies (Year B)
James Alison. Theology
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3M ago
In 2020, James started Praying Eucharistically, a project exploring the ways of worshipping and Christian living in the Covid lockdown. For this project, he provides the appropriate liturgical texts for people celebrating at home and offers Gospel readings and homilies in video format for Sundays and the main festivities of the liturgical year. All videos can be found on YouTube. See also Year A homilies 3 December 2023 Homily for the First Sunday in Advent Year B Gospel reading: Mark 13:33-37 ..read more
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What is scapegoating? Why Gay Catholic priest James Alison spent years learning why people target minorities
James Alison. Theology
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3M ago
At the age of nine, Catholic priest and scholar James Alison realised two things. The first was that he was gay. The second was that his life would never be the same. “I did know immediately that basically, I was lost,” he tells ABC RN’s Soul Search. “I was afloat on a sea with no port. “I lost my parents’ world, their political world, their religious world.” As a queer person in a religious environment, he felt alienated, an experience he’d ..read more
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What does radical inclusion really mean for a modern synodal Church
James Alison. Theology
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4M ago
The James Alison Forum, What does radical inclusion really mean for a modern synodal Church, on 27 September 2023 was organised by the Catalyst for Renewal in St Aloysius’ College Kirribilli, Sydney. It was moderated by Geraldine Doogue and assisted by Finn Stannard. The word of the night was “talkability”. If an idea has talkability the issue can be explored, discussed, perhaps understood, perhaps normalised.  It is only in recent times that same-sex orientation has begun to be talked about in an open way.  Relationality ..read more
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Why do we scapegoat?
James Alison. Theology
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4M ago
James Alison says scapegoating is one of our oldest social behaviours. But casting someone out to maintain group cohesion has its obvious drawbacks — particularly for the person taking the fall! As a gay Catholic priest, Dr Alison was drawn to the work of French polymath René Girard, who proposed that scapegoating is not the only answer. Listen on ABC ..read more
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Conscience reveals to LGBTQ people who we really are
James Alison. Theology
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7M ago
Published by Outreach, an LGBTQ Catholic resource, on 26 July 2023 In text messages released this past May, the former Fox News host Tucker Carlson described watching an online video of some Trump supporters beating a protestor, around the time of the January 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.  “It was three against one, at least… jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously. It’s not how white men fight. Yet suddenly I found myself rooting for the mob against the ..read more
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The Nothingness of Death
James Alison. Theology
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9M ago
The death of Christ as analogy of the “nothing” that makes a difference ..read more
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Sunday and feast homilies (Year A)
James Alison. Theology
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11M ago
n 2020, James started Praying Eucharistically, a project exploring the ways of worshipping and Christian living in the Covid lockdown. For this project, he provides the appropriate liturgical texts for people celebrating at home and offers Gospel readings and homilies in video format for Sundays and the main festivities of the liturgical year ..read more
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Andrew Sullivan’s The Dishcast
James Alison. Theology
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1y ago
Author, editor and blogger Andrew Sullivan is talking to James about his life, faith, sexuality, Church and all in between ..read more
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