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James Martin, S.J. Mar 07, 2018
For many people, young and old, coming out can be frightening, especially if they feel that their church, or God, is somehow against them.
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James Martin, S.J. Oct 12, 2018
First, can the synod use the term “L.G.B.T.” in its documents? Second, can the synod acknowledge that gay couples can form a “family”?
A couple embraces outside the Stonewall Inn in New York on June 12, 2016. An L.G.B.T. ministry plans to hold a Mass on June 27 outside the bar considered the birthplace of the L.G.B.T. civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
A Mass outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City is one way that L.G.B.T. Catholics are celebrating Pride Month and offering support to those who want to remain in, or rejoin, the church.
Dismayed by the negative messages L.G.B.T. Catholics often face regarding their place in the church, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon decided to take action.
America Media Events Aug 22, 2017

What are the prospects for mutual understanding and engagement between these groups, and where are the limits? Join James Martin, S.J., and Patrick Hornbeck, chair of Fordham’s Department of Theology, for an evening of lively conversation and debate.

James Martin, S.J. Aug 30, 2019
Three recent examples show what it looks like for the institutional church to welcome L.G.B.T. Catholics in the context of Gospel values and church teaching.
James Martin, S.J. Jun 12, 2018
Why didn’t more Catholic leaders express sorrow for or show compassion to our L.G.B.T. brothers and sisters in Orlando?
James Martin, S.J. Aug 23, 2018
For Jesus, it’s community first, conversion second. Welcome and respect come first.
At the World Meeting of Families, Father Martin said LGBT people should be invited into parish ministries as "eucharistic ministers, music ministers, lectors, bereavement ministry, and every ministry."

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