"We strongly believe this meeting would promote great healing and reconciliation in our Church and society...The Pope can help address this crisis by meeting with LGBT Catholic families like mine and hearing our stories of perseverance, hope, and struggle. This meeting would be an incredible first step towards healing together – and towards bringing us greater justice in the U.S. and across the globe," wrote Nicholas Coppola, a Catholic gay man.
Around 60% of Catholics in America support marriage equality. Unfortunately, the Church hierarchy does not reflect churchgoers' attitudes. GLAAD and DignityUSA called on Pope Francis to join them in closing that gap.
We know nearly a dozen other same-sex couples who have also adopted children with special needs, both from the U.S. and abroad. And there are hundreds, if not thousands of others like us across the U.S. The intentionality with which they chose to parent is carried forward into their raising of their daughters and sons. They have done all the things that other parents do, often while facing stigma and a lack of legal stability for their families.
From March 27-29, both LGBT and Ally students will come together at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to discuss the connections between faith, social justice, and sexuality during the Second Annual IgnatianQ conference.
Colleen Simon had her dream job at a Catholic church in Kansas City, Missouri before the church - St. Francis Xavier Church – fired her for being married to another woman. Today, Simon is standing up against this injustice and filing a lawsuit against the Kansas City Diocese.