‘Gayest’ US Catholic parish strives to maintain openness, accepting

Thomas C. Fox*, The National Catholic Reporter  (USA), Mar. 10, 2015

San Francisco. On a damp and chilly Saturday morning, a dozen men and women converge on Most Holy Redeemer Church at 18th and Diamond in the heart of the Castro. Entering, they peel off gloves, remove their hats and take a place in pews near a wooden altar that sits on a platform in the center of the church.
Mostly in their 60s or 70s, these parishioners have come to church for the 8 a.m. Mass. They’re familiar with each other, offering a greeting of nods or quiet “good mornings” as they settle in. Precious Blood Fr. Jack McClure, standing near the altar, is preparing for Mass. He kisses a stole, places it over his shoulders, and then sits down in the front pew with the group.

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Sexual Diversity Pastoral (Santiago, Chile): What do we expect from the Conference? What was our motivation for participating?

Sexual Diversity Pastoral – Santiago, Chile.

Before answering the questions from the organisers of the Ways of Love conference, we want to tell you a bit about our country and its pending tasks in the field of inclusion. We come from a land where discrimination to who is “different” is structural. We can see it and identify it in relation to indigenous peoples, migrants (especially afro-descendants), and those impoverished socially, culturally and economically.

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