Building A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of Respect, Compassion by James MartinBuilding A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of Respect, Compassion by James Martin

Building A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of…

byJames Martin

Hardcover | June 13, 2017

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book.

On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected," he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics—and people everywhere—to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another—Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Adapted from an address he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge to enable LGBT Catholics and the Church to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.

James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Seven Last Words; Jesus: A Pilgrimage; The Abbey; The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything; and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin has written for many publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he...
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Title:Building A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.65 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062694316

ISBN - 13:9780062694317

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“Father Martin wants to build bridges between the Catholic Church and the LGBT community. He is doing so from a biblical and faithful line of approach. His book is a valuable instrument both for pastors who are engaged with the LGBT community and their family and friends.”