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More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic ChurchVoices of Our Times$
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Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256570

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256570.001.0001

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A Voice from the Pews

A Voice from the Pews

Same-Sex Marriage and Connecticut’s Kerrigan Decision

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More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church

Michael A. Norko

Fordham University Press

This chapter considers the lack of solidarity among fellow Catholics, lay or clergy. Detailing the events and actions taken by Connecticut’s Catholic bishops following that state’s Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage, this chapter’s author recounts a story of awakening to his responsibility and calling, as a lay Catholic professional, to enact solidarity with his LGBTQ neighbors by engaging with church leaders. Though his attempts to open avenues of communication and collaboration with the bishops of his state were not met with success, his embrace of his baptismal calling as a lay person energized efforts that contributed significantly to making the More than a Monologue conference series a reality.

Keywords:   solidarity, Catholics, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, LGBTQ, bishops

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