Religion and Faith

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Eye on the Media: GLAAD Urges Media to Represent LGBT-Affirming Catholic Voices when Covering Roman Catholic Hierarchy

On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI addressed a gathering of international diplomats, telling them that marriage equality threatens “the future of humanity itself.” His comments were billed by several media outlets as his strongest anti-LGBT comments to date.

Cardinal George Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comparison

According to the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal George said, “I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused, particularly because we all have friends or family members who are gay and lesbian. This has evidently wounded a good number of people. I have family members myself who are gay and lesbian, so it's part of our lives. So I'm sorry for the hurt."

Roman Catholics Continue to Organize after Cardinal George's Anti-Gay Comments

In the days and weeks following Cardinal Francis George of Chicago’s comparison of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan, Catholics have continued to organize and speak out. Many Catholics have found the Cardinal’s comments and the ensuing backlash to be an opportunity to educate the Roman Catholic hierarchy on the reality of LGBT Catholics. Dignity Chicago is one of several Dignity chapters celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Comments like those of Cardinal George’s are one of the reasons why the prophetic call of Dignity is as important now as it was 40 years ago.

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