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BOOK: Building a Bridge, Fr James Martin SJ, 2017
"When LGBT people tell me they feel like they’re being pushed out of the church, I’ll say, “Don’t let anyone push you out. It’s your church too.”… There are quieter ways of welcoming LGBT people — mentioning them in homilies; encouraging them to participate as lectors, ministers of hospitality and in other parish ministries, and getting to know them personally. And, above all, listening to them.
The catechism says that the homosexual orientation is itself “objectively disordered.” But, saying that one of the deepest parts of a person — the part that gives and receives love — is disordered is needlessly hurtful. I met an Italian theologian who suggested the phrase “differently ordered” might convey that idea more pastorally."
Fr James Martin SJ