Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews, Afternoon Plenary

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.



Event Speaker(s):

Rev. Walter Cuenin, Brandeis University, is the Catholic chaplain and coordinator of the Interfaith Chaplaincy at Brandeis. He has served in many parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston where he has had considerable experience in pastoral care to LGBT people.

Rev. Robert Beloin, Catholic Chaplain at Yale University since 1994. Retreat director for the Ministry to Priests program.

Paul Lakeland, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Catholic Studies, Fairfield University, author of The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church (2003) and Catholicism at the Crossroads: How the Laity Can Save the Church (2007).

Diana Swancutt, Associate Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School, author of several articles on gender and sexuality in New Testament interpretation, including “Sexy Stoics and the Rereading of Romans 1:18-2:16,” “Sexing the Pauline Body of Christ,” and “‘The Disease of Effemination’ and the Verdict of God” and a forthcoming work on gender ideology and the Body of Christ.

Recorded: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 4:00pm