Blog: What aspects of Pope Francis’ agenda do we support? How might we help to push these on his agenda forward?

Topic host: Tony Flannery Positives: His election gave us all a shot in the arm. It was obvious from the very beginning that he was different, — the way he spoke, the language he used, his choice of accommodation and transport, his shoes, and many more.  We knew we had something different, more hopeful, and … More Blog: What aspects of Pope Francis’ agenda do we support? How might we help to push these on his agenda forward?

on the topic of: How can we best show solidarity with the LGBT community?

LGBT Resources: 1. On marriage equality: See the booklet, in question and answer format, Marriage Equality: A Positive Catholic Approach, by Francis DeBernardo at marriage-equality-booklet 2. On transgender issues See a short article in the National Catholic Reporter, entitled “Becoming the person God wants us to be” at http://ncronline.org/blogs/soul-seeing/becoming-person-god-wants-us-be 3. On a general overview of current LBGT … More on the topic of: How can we best show solidarity with the LGBT community?

Resources to: How can we support and encourage our bishops to follow the lead of Francis to be more welcoming and compassionate?

  How can we engage our bishops in deeper dialogue with all Catholics, including those who have been historically excluded? Bishop Vincent’s recent address at the Ann D Clark lecture http://catholicoutlook.org/bishop-vincent-long-ofm-conv-delivers-2016-ann-d-clark-lecture/ Mission and Governance of a Global Catholic Church Revival and Completion of Vatican 11 Massimo Faggioli If I Could Advise The Pope Geraldine Doogue God’s … More Resources to: How can we support and encourage our bishops to follow the lead of Francis to be more welcoming and compassionate?