|Fr. James Martin|
My Response: I think it is a positive step that Fr. James Martin will speak at the World Meeting of Families and LGBTQI families will be welcomed to this major religious event in Ireland. "Pope Francis has not changed Church teaching on homosexuality but the Pope changed the Church's tone towards gay people which resulted in many members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) community returning to Church life in the US, he said."
The shakeup I would like to see is a change in the "intrinsically disordered" toxic teaching that excludes LGBTQI who are sexually active from reception of sacraments. Our Church should welcome everyone. Roman Catholic Women Priests welcome everyone to celebrate Eucharist at the Table with us! Our Church needs to do so too and Pope Francis should make this clear in Ireland: All are equals and always welcome at every Table. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP #womenpriestsnow
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