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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…

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 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 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 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 Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ When we come to the celebration of Palm Sunday, I always feel like I’m at risk of getting spiritual whiplash. The celebration begins in joy, it begins with hosannas. It begins with a triumphal entry into the City; the King comes to claim the City as his own. And within…

By Jonathan David TEXT: Tú has venido a la orilla, No has buscado ni a sabios ni a ricos, Tan sólo quieres que yo te siga.   Tú sabes bien lo que tengo, En mi barca no hay oro ni espadas, Tan sólo redes y mi trabajo.   Tú necesitas mis manos, Mi cansancio que…

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