CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: ‘You belong here. It’s about time somebody says that to you.’

“Gays and lesbians are welcome in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. “That’s the message the Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan, the bishop of the diocese, brought yesterday to a gathering of 250 people at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for what organizers said was the first official Mass for gays and lesbians in Richmond. ” ‘You belong here,’ Sullivan told the group. ‘It’s about time somebody says that to you.’ “ Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Cardinal O’Connor Decries Violence Against Lesbian & Gay People

Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who was Archbishop of New York in the 1980s and 1990s had a long history of statements and actions offensive to the LGBT community.  Among other things, he supported the ban on Irish LGBT groups in the N.Y. St. Patrick's Day Parade and he challenged Mayor Ed Koch's Executive Order 50 which banned sexual orientation discrimination in employment for groups that had contracts with the city.  Yet, he was also known to volunteer at a Catholic hospital, tending to patients with HIV/AIDS at a time when many others shunned any physical contact with the syndrome's victims. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: DignityUSA Issues Guidelines for Holy Unions

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CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Hawaii Bishop Raises $$$ to Oppose Marriage Equality

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CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Dutch Bishops’ Statement Critiques Negative Approach to Lesbians and Gays

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CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Diocese Supported Maine Gay Rights Bill

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When the U.S. Bishops Rejected the Language of “Objective Disorder”

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Catholic LGBT History: 30th Anniversary of the “Ratzinger Letter”

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Catholic LGBT History: Archdiocese of Baltimore Establishes a Ministry to Gays and Lesbians

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The Murder of Paul Broussard: A Catholic Bishop Speaks Out

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