Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin issues an impassioned plea for Catholic leaders to relate to their LGBT flock in a new way, one characterized by compassion and openness.
In this inspiring book, Father Martin turns to three virtues from the Catechism of the Catholic Church “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” as a model for how both the Catholic leadership and LGBT Catholics can move together on a “two-way bridge” toward reconciliation and love.
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In a new revised and expanded edition, Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin makes the surprisingly controversial argument that Catholic leaders should stop seeing the LGBT community as the enemy and instead reach out to them with compassion and openness
In this inspiring book, with a new introduction along with fifty percent new material, Father Martin turns to three virtues from the Catechism of the Catholic Church respect, compassion, and sensitivity as a model for how both the Catholic leadership and LGBT Catholics can move together on a two-way bridge toward reconciliation and love.
This groundbreaking book also includes spiritual and biblical resources for the LGBT community and their families, friends, and allies. Father Martin offers biblical passages, accompanied by meditations and questions for reflection, to help LGBT people find their place in the church and enter into a deeper relationship with God. Building a Bridge is a compassionate book desperately needed in today's climate of divisiveness.
|Publisher||Harper Collins Publishers (US)|
|Publication Date||Mar 6, 2018|
|Genre||Religion & Spirituality|
“Martin discusses how clergy and LGBT laity must genuinely befriend and become known to one another, in the assurance that the Holy Spirit sustains the effort.” - Booklist