Pope Francis was not the only Jesuit this week who made news about positive statements on LGBT issues. The folks at Ignatian News Network, a California-based Jesuit production company, have released a video on YouTube.com which is the first of a series on gay and lesbian people and the Catholic church entitled, “Who Are We To Judge?”
The first episode contains interviews with Jesuit Father James Martin, noted spirituality author, and Jesuit Father Matt Malone, editor-in-chief of America magazine. The episode also contains an interview with Arthur Fitzmaurice, a gay Catholic who is resource director of the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry. All speak positively about the outreach efforts that many in the Catholic church are doing with LGBT people.
You can watch the video here:
I would guess that there was a wise, last-minute title change for the series, after Pope Francis’ statement about gay priests earlier this week: “Who am I to judge?”
We look forward to the future installments in the series.
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry