1) Vanessa De La Torre reports in the Hartford Courant that the local “Archdiocese Planning to Offer Pro-Abstinence Group for Gays, Lesbians”.
2) In The American Prospect magazine, E.J. Graff writes in “Catholic Bishops versus Tolerance” that children are the victims of bishops closing adoption agencies.
3) Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney, a gay Catholic man, has been asked to join in a demonstration at the city’s Holy Name Cathedral to protest Cardinal Francis George’s KKK comments. See the Chicago.GoPride.com article, “Tunney Asked to Join LGBT Catholics in Demonstration Against Cardinal George.”
4) The Vatican has established a special Ordinariate for Episcopalians who want to join the Catholic church–many of whom are leaving because of their opposition to marriage equality and the ordination of lesbian/gay people. See the LA Times Blog post for details.
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry