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Officials from the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, face criticism as they try to balance a papal call to welcome those in "irregular" family situations with upholding church teachings.
The feminist coalition Women-Church Convergence is reaching out to the people of the diocese of Springfield, Illinois, after the bishop's recent decree denying church services to Catholics in same-sex marriages.
Most clergy are silent in the wake of Bishop Paprocki's June 12 decree prohibiting Catholics in same-sex marriages from receiving the Eucharist, while progressive groups are denouncing it.
Grace on the Margins: Martin's book Building A Bridge conveys accessibility and welcome. But for some, particularly longtime LGBT activists, some sections may read like fiction.