LGBT Catholics: An Interview with Arthur Fitzmaurice

LGBT Catholics: An Interview with Arthur Fitzmaurice

"Pope Francis has created a spirit of dialogue and openness where people are able to say: Maybe Jesus is here to love even me, as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered person." 

2 years ago
I can not help but feel uncomfortable with the subject of homosexuality. As a Christian I believe in the dignity of every human being. The Church's teaching on this matter is clear. There is no one who does not deal with some difficulty. As Jesus said "who ever wishes to come after me must take up his cross."
2 years ago
There are so many things I don't want to talk about that make me uncomfortable...getting cancer for instance. Like many I can persuade myself that if I ignore what makes me uneasy it will just go away or at least not bother me. But the reality of life is such that we might need to face our discomfort in order to find truth and healing.
2 years ago
I find it fascinating all the people raising concerns about the SCOTUS gay marriage decision. Where were these upstanding, God fearing soldiers decrying the outright undermining of a Sacramental Marriage by the millions and millions of Catholics and nonCatholics who made a bee-line to the civil courts to get a divorce? We nod our heads at fhe people we know married, then divorced, then remarried, We elect them to Office. We allow them to treat our loved ones for medical maladies, represent us in court, teach our children, write conservative columns and write conservative books (Killing Jesus, Killing Lincoln, Beating / Strangling / Dragging down Stairs Exwives - all by Bill OReilly). Yet these people underminded their marriage vows, didnt think much of asking the civil courts to reverse what they vowed to God in Church, and now suddenly they warn us marriage is doomed because of the scotus decision I wish gay men and women the best in their civil marriages. May they be more loving, caring and successful than Bill Oreilly, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert in upholding marriage
2 years ago
AMERICA: May18,1993 Interview with Andrew Sullivan "Homosexuality involuntary condition. The church conceded: some are constitutively homosexual...involuntary and therefore sinless. ..." "I think we are called to commitment and to fidelity...I see it all around me in the gay world. I see, as one would see something in natural law, self-evident activity leading toward this final end, which is commitment and love, the need, desire, hunger for that." Interview is part of other articles in the issue. America magazine should repeat the issue.

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