Posts Tagged ‘excluded’

Cardinal Dew acknowledges shortcomings in regard to LGBT and migrant communities Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
LGBT

“We humbly acknowledge our shortcomings, especially with regards to particular groups in society such as the LGBT community who have felt a very real sense of rejection through the Church,” says Cardinal John Dew. And he says the church has also probably fallen short in fully meeting the needs of recent migrant communities. Dew said Read more

Pope tells separated and divorced women “The Church welcomes and embraces you.” Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
divorced

Cardinal John Dew has posted a link on his Facebook page about a meeting Pope Francis had last Monday with a group of 35 separated and divorced women. One participant said afterwards Francis told them “the Church welcomes and embraces us.” “Pope Francis was well known in Buenos Aires for being among the people,” said Read more

Church beyond walls, ministering in the park Comments 0

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The unholy noises of the city surround Burnside Park where the Rev. Edmund Harris delivers his Saturday afternoon service. He plants himself behind a makeshift altar, light-blue stole draped over his peacoat, and asks the people milling about to “gather ’round.” Some settle into folding chairs; others stand. A regular known as “Mama Kelley” passes Read more