After The Catholic Church Bans Same-Sex Marriage Blessings, What’s Next For LGBT Worshippers?
Pope Francis signed off on a Vatican decree Monday stating that the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex marriages — a move that, while largely anticipated, flew in the face of his 2013 declaration of acceptance of LGBT parishioners. Monday’s statement drew particular rebuke from gay and lesbian worshippers over its claim that God “does not and cannot bless sin.” Margery Eagan, Boston Public Radio co-host and former columnist for Catholic news site Crux, and Marianne Duddy-Burke, the executive director of LGBT Catholic organization DignityUSA, joined Jim Braude to discuss the news.
Anti-Asian Attacks Across U.S. Spark Outcry
The fatal attack on an elderly Thai man walking in San Francisco earlier this year sparked outcries across the nation from Asian Americans pained both by his senseless death and by a longer-simmering problem of anti-Asian sentiment, harassment, and violence — some of it deadly — in the U.S. over the past year. Ryan Doan Nguyen, one of the organizers of this past weekend’s Stop Asian Hate rally in Boston, and Robert Trestan, the local head of the Anti-Defamation League, discussed the troubling pattern.
Will COVID Revolutionize Boston Architecture?
Over the past year, COVID has transformed the way we live — creating brand-new habits and disrupting routines we used to take for granted. Now, with the end of the pandemic seemingly in sight, there could be lasting implications for the buildings where we spend big chunks of our lives. Adam Reilly reports.