Now, if you poke around there site just a bit, you will find a list of "gay friendly" parishes. For the Archdiocese of Washington, four are listed:
- St. Matthew's Cathedral
- St. Aloyisius
- Holy Trinity
- St. Rose of Lima
According to the New Ways Ministry, these are listed as "gay friendly" because they are:
welcoming to lesbian and gay Catholics as members and active parishioners.
So I guess I would like to know how they have come to be listed as such.
Are these parishes "welcoming" because they accept those who are living in homosexual relationships as okay and normal?
Are these parishes welcoming because they support same sex marriages and a change in the teachings of the Catholic Church?
Is it because they welcome those who are homosexual but continue to encourage them to be celibate?
Or is it simply that they simply look the other way?