PSR Professor quoted in Election of New Pope

March 13, 2013

With the election of a new Pope, local media, the media was quick to reach out to Bernard Schlager, CLGS Executive Director; Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies for insight regarding the impact this might have for the religious lives of the local LGBT community.

From KQED: "He supports the church teaching on human sexuality," said Bernard Schlager, a Catholic who teaches at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, and is Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. "It would be surprising—it might even be shocking—if he were to change his position."  Read full article »

From “They think they know who they have in that he’s not going to make radical change — he could — but I think he (would) have to show probably a very new side of himself to his brother cardinals,” Schlager said. Read full article »