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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…

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 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…

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. By Fr. Gilles Mongeau, S.J. Imagine for a moment that you are one of the crowd of mourners at the house of Jairus: perhaps you are a family friend, a neighbour, a…

By Bishoy Dawood One of the paradoxes of the Christian faith is to see an instrument of torture used by the Romans to shamefully kill slaves as rather an instrument of salvation, peace, and victory over sin and death. When Jesus was accused of blasphemy for calling himself the Son of God and the long…

By Fr Gilles Mongeau SJ “I firmly believe that life is meaningless,” Woody Allen recently shared in an interview. I’m not alone in thinking this — there have been many great minds far, far superior to mine, that have come to that conclusion. I think it’s a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing… And the…

By Bishoy Dawood “As lesbian and gay Catholics, we too have had to live through shame as we grew up among our families, friends, schools, and churches… Reflecting on the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman can help us overcome our shame and realize that we are witnesses of Christ as the Saviour…

By Michael Barwick When I decided to become a Roman Catholic, many of my friends were genuinely concerned. I was repeatedly asked: – How can you become Catholic when you are gay? – Doesn’t the Roman Catholic Church teach that you can’t be gay and be a Christian, let alone be Catholic? – The Church…

By Gordon Davies Simone Weil(d. 1943), a French philosopher and Christian mystic, was an outsider her whole life. She lost her job as a teacher because of her leftism. A Jew, she had to leave France to escape Nazi persecution. She was attracted to the Catholic Church but she never entered it because she could…

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