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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…

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of All Inclusive Ministries, a community that has existed for the past 4 years. In a world where religion is often associated with intolerance and hate towards certain groups, we’re committed to being an affirming Catholic community that promotes unconditional love for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We’re a bridge between…

By Bishoy Dawood One of the challenges that I’ve lived through in my young adult years as a gay Christian was to try to find a balance between being myself, on the one hand, and living with Church teaching, on the other hand. There were many nights when I struggled with the many messages one…

By Jose Sanchez There’s a common misconception that as Christians we are responsible for the state of a person’s eternal soul, including those of LGBT individuals. We think that it’s our responsibility to outreach, evangelize, convince, and convert them. We believe that their success or failure is directly correlated to our efforts in their lives….

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, to offer thanks to God together with the College of Cardinals, one day after bestowing the Red Hat on twenty new prelates from around the world. Below, please find the official English translation of the Holy Father’s homily: “Lord, if you choose,…

By Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ The appointed time has grown short. The kingdom of God has come near.  Immediately they followed him. I am going to ask you for a moment to either close your eyes or look at a fixed point so that you are not distracted. I want you to imagine that you…

By John L. Allen Jr., Senior Correspondent @ The National Catholic Reporter In a wide-ranging interview for 16 Jesuit publications around the world, including Americamagazine in the United States, Pope Francis once again has waded into hot-button questions such as homosexuality, abortion and the role of women, not breaking with traditional doctrine but trying to shift the church’s emphasis from…

In this videos produced by the Ignatian News Network, a YouTube channel ran by the Jesuits, Catholic parents of LGBTQ children discuss their journeys in discovering, accepting and affirming their child’s sexual orientation and how their faith lives were impacted. In a 6-minute per video format, INN also sheds light into the approach that parents(and society)…

By John P. Langan, S.J., published by America Magazine Until recently, where the Catholic Church stands on homosexuality was regarded as obvious. The stance of the church toward gays and lesbians and their distinctive activities was seen as negative, leading to judgments and condemnations. Of decisive importance was the negative moral judgment on homosexual acts as…

“Who Are We To Judge?” is a video series published by the Ignatian Network Youtube channel, which explores where Lesbian and Gay individuals fit within the Catholic Church. The videos highlight how these individuals positively contribute to the life and service within the Church in the US. Fr. James Martin, S.J., Fr. Matt Malone, S.J. and Arthur Fitzmaurice…

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