Diocese refuses to cancel pro-gay priest’s speech despite lay protests

Statement from Orange diocese: "While this is indeed disturbing, Rev. Boyle will not be speaking on these topics"

A group of California Catholics has questioned their diocese’s plan to host a dissident priest to keynote a lay ministry event. Jesuit Father Greg Boyle is scheduled for a presentation on October 14 at the Diocese of Orange Institute for Pastoral Ministry Diocesan Ministries Celebration. The Diocese of Orange expects 1,500 people to attend the daylong “Encounter, Connect, … [Read more...]

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LA priest to be honored at Notre Dame University commencement

Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, will receive Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on May 21 (Sunday). “For nearly 30 years, Father Boyle has served men and women … [Read more...]

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