Posts Tagged ‘LGBT Catholics’

Catholic Church faces biggest walkout since child sex abuse scandal

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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A leading Jesuit priest has said the Catholic Church is facing the biggest walkout since the child-sexual abuse scandal hit. James Martin, a priest who advocates for LGBT+ inclusion within the Catholic Church, commented following a Vatican statement that clergy must not bless same-sex unions. The Vatican recently released an explanatory note insisting that clergy Read more

Same-sex civil unions supported by Pope Francis

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Pope Francis has again indicated support for same-sex civil unions. His most recent comments were made in “Francesco,” a new documentary on his life and ministry. The film premiered Oct. 21 as part of the Rome Film Festival. In the film, Francis says that “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. Read more

Archbishop strikes high note with youth, LGBT Catholics

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

LGBT Catholics are reacting positively to a Facebook Live video showing Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington’s words of support for the transgender community. “Hi, my name is Rory and I worship with Dignity Washington,” Rory told Gregory at one of the recent archdiocesan-hosted Theology on Tap events. “My question is what place do I have Read more

God: Present in every encounter

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The term “LGBT” was used for the first time in a Vatican document. The working document for the 2018 Synod on the Youth noted, “Some LGBT youth…wish to benefit from greater closeness and experience greater care by the Church.” Sister Monica Astorga, an Argentinian Discalced Carmelite Nun, has been working with transgender women since 2005. Read more

How parishes can welcome L.G.B.T. Catholics

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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One of the more recent challenges for Catholic parishes is how to welcome L.G.B.T. parishioners, as well as families with L.G.B.T. members. But that challenge is also where grace abounds because L.G.B.T. Catholics have felt excluded from the church for so long that any experience of welcome can be life-changing—a healing moment that can inspire Read more

Cardinal Dew acknowledges shortcomings in regard to LGBT and migrant communities

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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“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

Jesuit explains his vision for LGBT Catholics

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

In his new book, Jesuit priest James Martin proposes the Church forge “a relationship of respect, compassion and sensitivity” with LGBT Catholics. Read more Related Posts:Pope praises priest who ministers to LGBTQ CatholicsCatholic Church faces biggest walkout since child…Church of England delays decision on same-sex…Hungary passes law barring pornography, pro-LGBT…

Jesuit’s pro-LGBT book published

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Vatican and Catholic clergy have backed a gay-friendly publication that looks at what the Catholic Church’s relationship with the “LGBT community” should be like. “Building A Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity”, was written by James Martin. Martin is a Jesuit Read more

Ash Wednesday: Would you like a little glitter with your Ashes?

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Glitter Ash project, created by New York nonprofit Parity, encouraged clergy to mix glitter into the ashes this year, to represent the inclusion of LGBT people in Christian life. Glitter in the ashes, Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen wrote on a whiteboard, is “a symbol of the gritty, glittery, scandalous hope that exists within all of Read more

UK cardinal would like gay people welcomed at more Masses

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols would like to see wider use of an initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass. Twice a month, LGBT Catholics join the congregation at a regular Sunday evening Mass at the Jesuit Farm Street Church in central London. A social gathering is held afterwards Read more