Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, by Eve Tushnet

By Eve Tushnet

Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award: Gender concerns class (First Place).

during this first ebook from an brazenly lesbian and celibate Catholic, broadly released author and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her non secular and highbrow trip from liberal atheism to trustworthy Catholicism and exhibits how homosexual Catholics can love and be enjoyed whereas adhering to Church teaching.

Eve Tushnet was once one of the unlikeliest of converts. the one baby of 2 atheist teachers, Tushnet used to be a standard Yale undergraduate until eventually the day she went out to poke enjoyable at a meeting of philosophical debaters, who occurred additionally to be Catholic. rather than having fun with mocking what she termed the “zoo animals,” she chanced on herself engaged in highbrow dialog with them and, in a flow that stunned even her, she quickly switched over to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet hunted for a 3rd approach within the seeming two-option approach to be had to homosexual Catholics: reject Church educating on homosexuality or reject the reality of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, discovering group, dwelling My Faith is the fruit of Tushnet’s looking: what she realized in learning Christian heritage and theology and her articulation of the way homosexual Catholics can pour their love and want for connection into friendships, group, provider, and creative creation.

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