“If someone is gay, has good will and is seeking God, who are we to judge?”
– Pope Francis
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Based at Our Lady of Lourdes’ Parish in Toronto, Canada, All Inclusive Ministries (AIM) is a welcoming, safe, and affirming Catholic community. We serve as a bridge between the Church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. We also welcome their families and friends.
We envision a time when all the children of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and society.
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This essay was originally published by America Magazine, the Jesuit review, on October 30, 2016. This is also a teaser of Fr. James Martin’s upcoming book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, available here. The relationship between the L.G.B.T. Catholic community and the…
By Bishoy Dawood In the majority of liturgical rites in its diversity of languages and ritual prayers, it is common to find a pre-communion prayer of unworthiness to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. In the Roman rite, this prayer is found as a rephrased sentence in the first person from the Roman Centurion’s…
Note: This post was originally a sermon in All Inclusive Ministries’ monthly mass, celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Gospel: Luke 9:51-62. Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18. Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ Jesus’ ministry has reached a turning point. The work of healing, reconciling and teaching has not borne the hoped for fruit; the…