Statements

Statements



*** Please read the LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council response to the

statement on gender by the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales here (2 pages) ***


Please take a look at Everybody's Welcome & Created Design (Some pastoral guidelines for the care of lesbian and gay people)


Please read the Key Steps introduction to our July 2017 LGBT Pastoral care conference which is now more timely than ever. And in the light of attacks on Pope Francis' pastoral project please consider signing this international petition which is rapidly gaining support - now around 5000 signatures!


Read the Keynote address delivered at our recent national LGBT Pastoral conference held on 24 June 2017 in London



Membership of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups

The LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, mandated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to provide pastoral support for LGBT Catholics, parents and families, was welcomed into membership of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups on 23 May 2015. The event took place during the European Forum's Annual Conference, held at Merville, France, over Whit-weekend, and attended by some 250 people.

The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is an ecumenical network of some 47 groups throughout Europe, including fast- developing activity in Eastern Europe. The 2nd Catholic pre-conference in the Forum's history was held ahead of the main conference, reflecting the explosion of LGBT support activity in the Church in various European countries.

The Catholic Co-President of the European Forum - Michael Brinkschroeder from Munich, Germany - announced the launch of the Global LGBT Catholic Network. This will take place at a foundational meeting, LGBT Voices to the Synod, to be held in Rome from 1-4 October 2015, the opening weekend of the Catholic Bishops Synod on Marriage & Family, convened by Pope Francis. 12 Catholic LGBT- related groups from Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, and the USA ,have worked together to initiate this new alliance of LGBT Catholics, their parents, friends, and allies. Further information will be available shortly from the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council.

Further details:

European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups: www.euroforumlgbtchristians.eu

Martin Pendergast - lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com

020 8986 0807

Michael Brinkschroeder - michael.brinkschroeder@web.de

+4915778814399



Survey 2014 results

Here is a link to the recent Survey carried out amongst members of our community



You can also check out LGBT Catholics Westminster on Facebook (LGBT Catholics, their families and friends).



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LATEST Press Statement issued on behalf of the SMPC


THE SOHO MASSES ARE PART OF WESTMINSTER DIOCESE’S PASTORAL PROVISION FOR LGBT CATHOLICS, PARENTS & FAMILIES - refreshments follow each Mass.





Soho Masses Bookstall - If It Wasn't Love: Sex, Death and God, Bernard Lynch tells a story of many people's stories; here for the first time is a truth birthed from fear and oppression and redeemed by love. - Silence Speaks. Robert Nugent SDS tells the story of 4 towering 20th Century Church figures: Teilhard de Chardin SJ, Yves Congar OP, John Courtney Murray SJ, & Thomas Merton OCSO. Orders can be taken for Jesus: An Historical Approximation, Jose Antonio Pagola - See Mark Dowd’s recent Tablet interview with the author.



Links of interest:


Subpages (6): Events Gifts to share? Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) Rome Lent Pilgrimage 2017 Synod on the Family 2014. Synod on the Family 2015 - UPDATED