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Archive for March, 2015

Owning our Faith – Howes Family Interview

This interview reveals the story of a catholic family that lives their faith by staying together as the father reveals her true self in a transition to being a transgender woman and a Catholic.
Introduction 0:09
Celestine and Hilary’s Story 4:26
Hilary’s Transition 6:20
Celestine Staying with Hilary 14:01
How Are LGBT People Gifts to the Church? 15:28
Howes Family Interview on YouTube


Owning our Faith introduction

I am EXCITED to share with you the documentary short that I was interviewed for!

The short (14min) video project comes amidst ongoing conversations in the Vatican regarding the Church’s position on various issues related to family life. Pope Francis convened bishops from around the word for the first part of this meeting (called the “Synod on the Family”) last October and they will re-convene this coming October 2015 to discuss these issues further. In preparation, Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to weigh in on an ongoing conversation regarding the Catholic Church and issues of family. One of the issues being discussed is homosexuals within the Church.

This video project, titled LGBT Catholics: OwningOurFaith, seeks to contribute to that conversation. Our hope is to open the hearts and minds of those in our communities to the fact that LGBT Catholics are gifts to the Church. Most importantly, we want each and every person in our Church to know there is a place for them, they are loved and they are not alone.

Please take a few minutes to view the film (~14min in length). It is currently being launched publicly online, through various social media outlets and beyond. The film can be found as follows:
Film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2vDJRj7AuQ
The Howes Family
An extended interview of my family will be available shortly.

For more information on the project, the participants and ways to continue the conversation in your own community, please visit our website.
Website: http://www.owningourfaith.com

Gender is a gift

Gender is a gift. This beautiful thought of well grounded catholic theology would make a wonderful sermon for any priest.

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