©2018 by Robert G. Shine



Advocate for a just and inclusive Catholic Church

Bob is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, a center of justice and reconciliation for LGBT Catholics and their families, where he also serves as Associate Editor of Bondings 2.0, a daily blog on Catholic LGBT news, opinion, and spirituality. He chairs the National Council of Pax Christi USA and is Vice-President of the Women’s Ordination Conference. He has degrees in theology from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and The Catholic University of America. On this website, you can find links to some of Bob's writings and projects.

Co-authored booklet published by Pax Christi USA with Scripture-based reflections for Advent & Christmas 2017

Spiritual Reflections

Associate Editor and regular contributor for New Ways Ministry's blog on Catholic LGBT news, opinion, and spirituality

Bondings 2.0

Includes essays, book reviews, news pieces, and blog posts, mainly in Catholic sources

Other Writing

Recent Posts

January 16, 2019

Vatican's Moral Shift on Hysterectomies Shows Way Forward on LGBT Issues

A new pronouncement from the Vatican which expands the grounds upon which a hysterectomy is morally licit could have implications for LGBT issues.

November 20, 2018

For Transgender Day of Remembrance, Reflecting on Victims as "Dangerous Memories" Proclaiming God's Reign

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, let our memorials be subversive by recalling victims as dangerous memories. Let them define not only how past history is written but how we will define history in the future.

October 9, 2018

At Synod on Youth, French Bishop Says, "We mustn't be afraid of sexuality!"

At yesterday’s Vatican press conference, Bondings 2.0's Robert Shine asked Bishop Gobilliard what church leaders could proactively do to try and rebuild trust with LGBT young people, as well as their family and friends.

January 9, 2019

Let's Make Catholic Hospitals the Leaders in the Journey of Transgender Resurrections

Shouldn’t healthcare be focused on bringing people to life and wholeness, especially healthcare from a Catholic perspective? With demand for transgender health services growing, Catholic providers should take the path of affirmation that leads to resurrection.

October 15, 2018

Would St. Oscar Romero Use the Term "LGBT" and Recognize a Queer Couple's Love?

 If the Synod delegates listen closely, they will hear Romero’s voice as prophet and pastor coaxing them onward with affirmative responses to these important synodal questions.

October 6, 2018

Outside Synod, Feminist Catholics Call for Solidarity Between LGBT Communities, Catholic Women

To sum it up, Jamie Manson exhorted panel attendees: “We’re going to get justice together or we’re not going to get it at all.”