Chicago -- A gay Ugandan who has led the resistance to his country's anti-homosexuality laws, Mugisha addressed American LGBT Catholics and their supporters at a recent symposium.
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New Ways Ministry, the 40-year-old advocacy group for LGBT Catholics, held its eighth national symposium in Chicago April 28-30 and highlighted a sense of optimism under the leadership of Pope Francis.
Chicago -- "The flack has been enormous," since he accepted New Ways Ministry's invitation, the Lexington bishop says, but LGBT Catholics' "valuable expression of mercy" has inspired him.
Viewpoint: The problem with the Vatican document "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation" is that the language about homosexuality is not nuanced, but sloppy, and thus, dangerous.
Jesuit Fr. James Martin outlined a remedy of respect and compassion in a lecture Sunday at a gathering of New Ways Ministry, in Pikesville, Md.
A statement regarding LGBT rights in the church came from Catholic reform groups that gathered Oct. 17-20 in Chicago to dialogue about current church issues.
Indian branch of Catholic social welfare organization: "Caritas is open to work with transgender people. I am even open to recruiting them," the Rev. Frederick D’Souza, executive director of Caritas India.
Fr. Warren Hall was barred from ministry for supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a Catholic high school counselor who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
"Some people will be disappointed because he won't change church teachings. Nonetheless, Francis has left the door ajar," said Curran in a recent speech.
John J. McNeill, widely revered among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights Catholics and others, died Sept. 22 in a hospice facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.