Gay and faithful

Gay and faithful

In a story yesterday on the US bishops’ upcoming vote on a proposed document on homosexuality, spokesmen from two local Boston Catholic organizations, the Paulist Center and St. Anthony’s Shrine, were asked for their comments. It’s not by accident that they were chosen.

In this week’s bulletin (PDF) from St. Anthony’s Shrine, we find the following announcements:

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Gay? Lesbian? Or love someone who is?  Looking to dialogue about positive aspects among religion, spirituality, and samesex-nature? You are invited to visit our L/G Spirituality Group. As a Catholic lesbian/gay, or family of, hear and
proclaim the Good News that is for all people. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

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Spirituality in the Pub
Respectful Conversation among Adult Catholics on topics of interest.

On the last Monday of each month adults who identify themselves as Catholic or former Catholics gather for food/drinks (optional-at own expense) and conversation prior to the evening’s program. Two invited speakers present on a topic for 15 minutes each, followed by a short break. The group then continues with questions, answers, comments, conversation. For our Fall 2006 Series the overarching theme is “Faithful Discernment.” Our topic for October 2006 is: “Gay and Faithful”
Presenters: Gary Buseck of GLAD and Marianne Duddy of Dignity and Hospice House Monday, October 30
6:00 PM dinner on your own & pre-program

If your presenters on the topic of “gay and faithful” are folks from GLAD and Dignity, then I want to know what you’re being faithful to because it’s not the Catholic Church, Church teaching, and God’s Truth communicated to us in divine revelation.

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Domenico Bettinelli