On pilgrimage, what is 'normal' and variation
As we approach the World Meeting of Families this September in Philadelphia I have been thinking of our LGBT Pilgrims who have agreed to journey to Philadelphia. They are doing their pilgrimage to serve as a witness to the Church and the world of how God is present to their experience, their committed relationships and their spirituality.
After our application was rejected -- the second time -- we wrote this
May 21, 2015
Most Reverend Vincenzo Paglia
President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
00153 Roma, Piazza S Calisto, 16
Dear Archbishop Paglia,
I write to you on behalf of Fortunate Families, a group of Catholic parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children and their loved ones. Our mission is to support other parents as they struggle with their child being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. We have parents across the country willing to listen, support and let parents know they are not alone in their love for their children and our Church.