Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

After 11 years of prayer and careful discernment, I experienced a moment of clarity in 2013. My primary vocation in this life is a simple one: to be a living witness to a gay life lived in Jesus Christ – and to carry that witness to the church and to the LGBT community. . . . Whatever injustice I faced at the hands of church leaders, I had an early awareness that God was prepared to use this experience in a powerful and life-giving way.

– Sam Albano
Quoted in Bob Shine's article,
"Church Workers Speak Out,
Backed by 1,000+ Catholics
at Call To Action Meeting
Bondings 2.0
November 17, 2015

Related Off-site Links:
That All Might Hear the Gospel and Live – Sam Albano (National Catholic Reporter, February 25, 2015).
CTA Calls for Solidarity to Support Church Worker Justice – Tom Boswell (National Catholic Reporter, November 16, 2015).
In Case You Have Not Yet Heard My Story – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, October 13, 2015).
Catholic Schools Must Refuse to Fire LGBT Employees – Jamie Manson (National Catholic Reporter, July 29, 2015).
Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues – New Ways Ministry (Bondings 2.0, 2015).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
When Expulsion is the Cost of Discipleship
Truth-Telling: The Greatest of Sins in a Dysfunctional Church
Thoughts on the Firing of Kristen Ostendorf
Church Fires "Openly" Gay Music Director Charles Philyaw
Thoughts on Authority and Fidelity
Our Catholic "Stonewall Moment"
What It Means to Be Catholic
Celebrating Our Sanctifying Truth
Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men – A Discussion Guide
LGBT Catholics Celebrate Being "Wonderfully Made"

Image: Dreamstime (via National Catholic Reporter).

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