Progressive Catholic Group Ordaining Transgender Priest
Note from GLAAD
In just over five years, the Old Catholic Church has begun to make a mark as a progressive, welcoming Catholic Church.
The North American Old Catholic Church is ordaining Shannon T.L. Kearns, a trans man, later this month. Kearns (right) will be responsible for starting a new parish in Minneapolis. Founded in 2007, the North American Old Catholic Church has a mission of social justice, does not submit to the authority of the Pope, and is open to female and LGBT clergy.