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U.S. Homosexual Activist Website Provides List of 'Gay Friendly' Catholic Parishes

2/16/2005 - 6:00 AM PST

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BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (Catholic Online) - A homosexual activist website has produced a state by state listing of 'gay friendly' Catholic parishes. Faithful Catholics who have seen the site suggest that it may make a good starting point for bishops concerned with dissent among the less faithful.

The full list of "gay-friendly" Catholic parishes compiled by Conference for Catholic Lesbians, Inc. is reproduced here:

Alabama
St. Bede --Montgomery

Arizona
Christ the King --Mesa
Franciscan Renewal Center --Scotsdale
Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Pius X, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Odilia --Tucson

California
St. Mark's University Parish --Coleta
St. Matthew's --Long Beach
Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King, Loyola-Marymount University, Mother of Good Counsel, Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Camillus Emaus, St. Dominic's, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Paul the Apostle --Los Angeles
St. Francis --Sacramento
St. Charles --San Carlos
Christ the King, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart --Santa Clara
St. Didicus --San Diego
Most Holy Redeemer, Old St. Mary's Cathedral --San Francisco
Church of San Rafael & Mission San Rafael Archangel --San Rafael
Holy Cross --Santa Cruz
St. Monica's --Santa Monica
Santa Sophia --Spring Valley
St. Martha's --Valinda
St. Ambrose, St. Victor's --West Hollywood
St. Mary of the Assumption --Whittier

Colorado
St. Thomas --Boulder
St. Dominic's --Denver

Connecticut
St. Patrick-St. Anthony --Hartford

District of Columbia
Dahlgren Chapel of Georgetown University, St. Aloysius

Florida
St. Augustine --Casselberry
St. Anthony, St. Maurice --Ft. Lauderdale
St. Matthew --Winterhaven

Georgia
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception --Atlanta

Illinois
St. Mary of Celle --Berwyn
St. Clement, St. Gertrude --Chicago
St. Margaret Mary --Naperville
Queen of Peace --North Chicago

Indiana
St. Mary --Evansville

Kentucky
Epiphany, Cathedral of the Assumption, St. William's --Louisville

Massachusetts
Boston College, Jesuit Urban Center, Paulist Center --Boston
St. Peter's --Provincetown
Immaculate Conception --Stoughton
Holy Cross --Worcester

Maine
Most Holy Trinity --Saco

Maryland
Corpus Christi, Loyola College, St. Francis of Assisi --Baltimore
St. John the Evangelist --Columbia
St. Bernadette's --Severn

Michigan
St. Ignatius Loyola --St. Ignace

Missouri
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception --Kansas City
St. Cronan's, St. Margaret of Scotland --St. Louis

Minnesota
St. Francis Cabrini, St. Joan of Arc, St. Stephen --Minneapolis
University of St. Thomas
University of St. Catherine

New Jersey
St. Brendan --Clifton
St. Anselm's --Wayside

New Mexico
St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center (University of New Mexico), Holy Family, Risen Savior --Albuquerque
Sacred Heart of Jesus --Espanola

New York
St. Andrew, St. Boniface --Brooklyn
St. Joseph's (Greenwich Village), St. Sebastian, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Francis Xavier --New York City
Corpus Christi, Emmanuel Church of the Deaf, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Augustine, St. Mary's Downtown, St. Monica --Rochester
St. Andrew the Apostle --Syracuse
St. Bridget's --Westbury, Long Island

North Carolina
St. Joan of Arc --Asheville
St. Peter --Charlotte
Immaculate Conception --Durham
St. Patrick --Feyetteville
St. Francis of Assisi --Raleigh

Ohio
St. Martha --Akron
St. Monica-St. George Newman Center (University of Cincinnati), Lesbian & Gay Ministry (Xavier Univerity) --Cincinnati
Ascension of Our Lord --Cleveland
St. Thomas More Newman Center, Ohio State University --Columbus
University of Dayton Campus Ministry --Dayton

Oregon
Koinonia Catholic Community, Paulist Center, St. Philip Neri, St. Andrew's, University of Portland --Portland

Pennsylvania
Old St. Mary's, St. John the Evangelist, St. Vincent de Paul --Philadelphia

Rhode Island
St. Francis Chapel --Providence

Texas
University Catholic Center-University of Texas --Austin
Holy Trinity Church --Dallas
University of the Incarnate Word --San Antonio

Virginia
Sacred Heart --Richmond
St. Nicholas --Virginia Beach

Washington State
St. Benedict --Seattle

West Virginia
St. Agnes --Shepherdstown

Wisconsin
St. Benedict Center Sunday Assembly --Madison
St. Matthew's Congregation, St. Pius X, Trinity-Guadalupe --Milwaukee

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1 - 9 of 9 Comments

  1. Leonie
    10 months ago

    Enlightenment, at last. Congratulations! This is a 'light amidst the darkness', and feels just as Christ intended His love, acceptance, and rest to feel.

  2. truetolife
    5 years ago

    Every church should be welcoming of homosexuals, but certainly, as the magisterium teaches, not of their behavior. That is heresy.

  3. Simon Baldwin
    5 years ago

    Amazing, how good to see so many warm and welcoming parishes. I applaud the work being done to show that the catholic actually has love within it.

    So many gay people think that the church preaches hate towards the LGBT community.

  4. Denis Nzioka
    5 years ago

    Interesting revelation. I now see that the Church is truly all-embracing and open to all the sons and daughters of GOD.

    Grazie Signore.

  5. Walter
    5 years ago

    A wonderful list of churches that are truly practicing Christ's all-inclusive love. At last there is real hope and love in the Catholic world.

  6. Brandon
    5 years ago

    I love the fact that all the comments on this page are in support of these parishes and Gay Catholics. That is awesome! :)

  7. Jordan
    5 years ago

    This is great to see that people are reaching out and welcoming gay Catholics. This is how Christ wants us to live. We are not to judge... we are to love! I applaud the parishes on this list as well!

  8. Katie
    5 years ago

    Faithful Catholics who have seen the site suggest that it may make a good starting point for bishops concerned with dissent among the less faithful.

    Shameful. I welcome a more inclusive Catholicism and consider myself a faithful Catholic. I hope to see changes happen within the Catholic church - rather than leave for another faith. I applaud the parishes on this list.

  9. kara speltz
    6 years ago

    I'm surprised that you haven't included Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Hall in Berkeley in your list. We've had a welcoming parish for almost 20 years and have celebrated a gay pride Mass in June for the last 11 years.

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