San Diego parish to celebrate “All Our Children” anniversary

Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan will join Father Lucio Castillo at St. John the Evangelist Church to celebrate Mass on 20th anniversary of controversial 1997 pastoral document from USCCB

The following comes from the San Diego LGBT Weekly: San Diego Catholic Diocese Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan and Father Lucio Castillo are about to celebrate a historic Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church on the 20th anniversary of a pastoral document offered in 1997 as an “outstretched hand” from the nation’s bishops to “families of the LGBT community.” “For us as a … [Read more...]

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Some saints ‘were probably gay’

Faithful Catholics may be in for a surprise when they “get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women,” according to newly appointed Vatican advisor Fr. James Martin, S.J.

Faithful Catholics may be in for a “surprise” when they “get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women,” said a controversial Catholic priest who was appointed by Pope Francis last month to the Vatican’s communications office. Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin, editor-at-large of the Jesuit-run America magazine, made the comment on his Facebook page May 5 after posting a link … [Read more...]

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New ministry in LA for family members of gays and lesbians

Will be the only Catholic support group in the diocese in line with church teaching

The following is an email that was sent to California Catholic Daily this week: Dear CalCatholic,  I am a regular reader and faithful committed Catholic. I am also a mother of an adult who is living in a same sex relationship. Last year you ran my story (written by Joseph Sciambra) of finding no help in the LA archdiocese except for gay affirming ministries: How … [Read more...]

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Bishop Robert Barron: Don’t push for undoing of Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

LA auxiliary says "it would probably cause much more difficulty if we kept pressing it"

Bishop Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of LA, joined Dave Rubin on the January 30 episode of the Rubin Report to discuss religion. Rubin: Your personal feelings on [the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage]: I assume you felt it was the wrong decision by the Court – is that fair to say? Bishop Barron: Yeah, no, I do, but I don’t think I want to press it much further, … [Read more...]

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Dissident gay group ‘optimistic’ about next San Diego Synod

The following comes from a November 10 New Ways Ministry blog post by Francis DeBernardo. New Ways Ministry has been condemned by U.S. bishops; see CalCatholic articles No one should be mislead and Censured again. Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on how LGBT topics were addressed at San Diego’s diocesan synod on the family, basically recommending greater pastoral outreach, … [Read more...]

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‘Coming Out Day’ celebrated at Catholic universities

Three of the colleges are in California

The following comes from an October 6 Cardinal Newman Society article: A number of Catholic colleges and universities across the country are sponsoring or are allowing events on campus in the next week to mark “National Coming Out Day,” a day to celebrate “coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.” According to the LGBT activist group … [Read more...]

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Courage director stepping down

Father Paul Check will take new position as rector of the seminary in his diocese

The following comes from a September 8 Catholic News Agency article: After 14 years of serving the Church’s apostolate for men and women with same-sex attraction, Fr. Paul Check will step down from his current position as Executive Director in order to take up his new position as rector of the seminary in his diocese. “I will leave my current role with a measure of both … [Read more...]

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