- Jul 4, 2020
Catholic leaders and organizations had different takes to Monday’s landmark United States Supreme Court decision prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender employees.
The Catholic Church has had a long tradition of calling on saints and praying for their intercession in sickness and difficult times.
Jesuit Father James Martin, who for the past few years has been writing and speaking about how the Church can better minister to LGBT Catholics, brought his message to about 400 Catholic college and university presidents and school officials Feb. 2 at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Washington.
Jon Sweeney’s new biography of Father James Martin chronicles the life of one of America’s most in demand and divisive priests.
On Monday, Pope Francis met with Jesuit Father James Martin, an American priest who has dedicated most of the past three years to ministering to LGBT Catholics, whom he describes as the “most marginalized group” in the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis met privately Monday with an American Jesuit who has been attacked by conservative U.S. Catholics for reaching out to gays, the latest evidence of Francis’s willingness to shrug off right-wing criticism for the sake of his pastoral priorities.