Faith at Pride, London Version.

The “Pride Month” of June is almost over, but Pride continues regardless. As always, London pride will be in July, not June – this Saturday, July 3rd. As always, there will be a range of faith -based groups participating. There will be two Catholic groups formally joining the march, supported by individuals from the Soho Masses – which will be formally represented by an information table at Trafalgar Square. I am certain that there will be numerous other faith -based groups too.

In addition to the individual denominations, the LGCM (Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement) is co-ordinating a visible, combined presence by promoting these t-shirts:

From Ekklesia:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians are planning an organised and visible presence at the upcoming Pride march through the streets of London this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

“Speak the Truth in Love?” No, says Archbishop Dolan.

“God’s Tricksters” at New York Pride.

St Francis Xavier church in New York ranks alongside the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in San Francisco as one of the world’s best known parishes with an explicitly welcoming and inclusive ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics. New York’s annual Pride Parade is the oldest and best known. It is entirely appropriate that for the past dozen years, parishioners from St Francis  have joined the parade, with a banner proudly proclaiming the name of the church. This year, they marched as before – but the banner was blank.

This year, as for the past 12 years or more, parishioners from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church have marched under their church banner in New York’s colorful Gay Pride parade.

But this year, there was a difference.

Their banner was blank, missing the name of the church. Read the rest of this entry »