I see four lessons from AL that can prepare LGBTQ Catholics for the coming worldwide synodal process.
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Is it worth it to stay?
In my Lakota culture we use a particular phrase when we pray, “Mitakuye Oyasin.” Roughly translated it means, “All our relations.”
For Catholics who seek equality for LGBTQ people in the church, now is the time to redouble our efforts to speak our truth for the sake of justice.
Being last doesn’t have to feel as negative as it might sound.
I hope this ruling stands for now and forever.
In a church where LGBTQ issues have become so emotionally charged and triggering, I have ironically found space to breathe in the practice and philosophy of another tradition.
The Church’s hierarchy needs an eschatologically oriented theology to reframe how LGBTQ+ Catholics as embodied and relational beings can anticipate the Reign of God through their discipleship
So what might an adult conversation between the institutional Church and LGBTQ Catholics look like?
Still, I believe that Francis has sown the seeds of theological renewal, which may yet bear hope for LGBTQ homeless youth.
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