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Boston's Cardinal O'Malley: LGBT Church Worker Firings "Need to be Rectified"

In a one-to-one conversation following a public speaking engagement, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that the firing of church workers because of LGBT issues is a situation that “needs to be rectified,” becoming the first prelate to speak against this trend. 816 more words

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Gay Group Marching in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Is a Major Step Forward

St. Patrick’s Day will be more LGBT-inclusive for New Yorkers next year, with organizers of that city’s parade announcing lesbian and gay people will, for the first time, be welcomed to participate via an LGBT contingent. 689 more words

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"If Nuns Ruled the World"--And Ran the Catholic Church

The title of a new book posits a hypothetical that would be intriguing to answer: If Nuns Ruled the World.  Even most of us who may may have feared nuns as youngsters have since grown to respect, admire, and love the dedication and commitment that these woman have made to the church and the world.   892 more words

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RETREAT OPPORTUNITY: Our Place at the Table

What place do LGBT Catholics possess at the tables of our spiritual communities? How can LGBT people, and their family, friends, and pastoral ministers more fully live out the call to be bread for one another? 292 more words

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Under the Vatican's Dark Cloud, Nuns Continue to Suppport LGBT People

Last week, I attended the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ (LCWR) meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  Over 800 nuns were there for their annual gathering, and this year, the number one item on the agenda was the discussion of how to respond to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which… 838 more words

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