Posts Tagged ‘LGBT Catholics’

Archbishop strikes high note with youth, LGBT Catholics Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
L.G.B.T. Catholics

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 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

Jesuit explains his vision for LGBT Catholics Comments 0

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:Jesuit’s pro-LGBT book publishedNew Martin Scorsese movie about JesuitsBenedict proud of destroying Vatican “Gay Lobby”Gay priest ban stays

Jesuit’s pro-LGBT book published Comments 0

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? Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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