The Many Faces in God's House: The Rainbow Sash Movement
- CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
From Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics).
Press Release, May 26, 2001
The Many Faces in God's House
The Many Faces in God's House, Includes Gay Catholics Says the
Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics).
The Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics) will be wearing Rainbow
Sashes in Catholic Cathedrals on Pentecost Sunday, June 3 from
Chicago, IL to Rochester, NY, from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN to
Dallas, TX. From Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, to London, England
as we call the Catholic Church to a conversion of heart on issues
surrounding matters of sexuality.
"By wearing the Rainbow Sash we are entering God's house honestly, no
longer hiding our faces in the Catholic Closet, and seeking Holy
Communion. The Church should be engaged in making room at the
Eucharistic table for everyone God sends. It's an Eucharistic meal to
which we are all worthy, simply because we have been invited," said
Joe Murray, US Convenor.
Additionally, the US Rainbow Sash Movement is calling the National
Council of Catholic Bishops to enter into open and honest dialogue,
in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council when it reaffirmed that
the sensus fidelium -- the sense of the faithful -- is important. We
are requesting by letter (full text of letter can be viewed at our
Web Site WWW.RainbowSashMovement.Org) that listening sessions on
matters of sexuality and other important issues facing the church
take place around the country. We hope this can take place prior to
the world Synod of Bishops. The Synod will be held in Rome, during
October of this year. It is our prayer that Catholic
Cardinals/Arch/Bishops will honor this Catholic Tradition." said Joe
Murray, US Convenor.
"As Catholics become more educated they will continue to look to
reason, science and faith to guide them in the development of their
consciences. We bring the gifts, the witness and the challenge of
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people into the heart of the
Church. Whether one sees this pluralism as a sign of a vibrant church
or a church in disarray may depend on one's view of church as either
the "People of God," or as the "institutional church," said Joe
Murray, US Convenor.
If you wish to join us, or just contact us we can be reached at
773-665-8174, email: Sashmovement@..., mail: PO Box 13490,Chcago,
IL 60613, or visit our Web Site at WWW.RainbowSashMovement.Org.
Joe Murray, US Convenor
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