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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…

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…

By Louis May I am gay. I seek to love God and others within the particular context of the Roman Catholic Church. Lately, however, the words, “Face it. The Church is just not that into you,” have presented themselves annoyingly and persistently in my own consciousness. Friends have asked why I choose to stay in…

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…

As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholic members of All Inclusive Ministries (AIM), based at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, in Toronto, ON, we share in the suffering and sorrows resulting from the Orlando mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. Targeted for their sexual orientations and gender identifications, 49 people were…

By Bishoy Dawood Lady Gaga has always inspired and stood up for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people through her pop music, especially in songs such as Born This Way and Alejandro. Those two songs in particular contain video images and lyrics that critique the Catholic Church’s position on homosexuality. For example, in Alejandro, there…

By Gordon Davies Light in the dark season, the hope of a safe homecoming, the comforting of grief – so many of the images in Advent present the coming of Christ as a time for us to welcome him into our human family. He comes among us so that we can know God better, and…

By Gordon Davies One of my favourite New Yorker cartoons shows two gay men coming out of a movie theatre. One says to the other: “Sometimes I get tired of extrapolating.” Most of my straight friends say they don’t understand. Any LGBT person “gets it” immediately: we live in a straight world in which we…

By Michael Barwick Recently, when asked who he is, Pope Francis answered “I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.” Here is echoing the writings of St. Paul in Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and lack God’s glory”. Although…

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….

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