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Session 4:  Respect for All,
Including the Marginalized


for Session 4

The Catholic Update & Every Day Catholic readings for Session 4
Copyright 2016 Liguori Publications. Used with permission

What the Church Teaches
About Homosexuality
by Richard Sparks, C.S.P.

What Catholics Should Know
About Solidarity
by Marie J. Giblin, Ph.D

Stories From the Heart -- Being Catholic and Gay
by Jim and Susan Vogt


On compassion and respect for persons with a homosexual orientation:

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
on Homosexuality

Bishop Kicanas' article on Welcoming
Homosexuals in the Church

See page 2 of The New Vision May 2007 issue

Always Our Children
A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children & Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers --
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Fortunate Families
Fortunate Families ministers primarily with Catholic parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender daughters and sons.



U.S. Conference of  Catholic Bishops
USCCB site on Homosexuality

On Solidarity:

Called to Global Solidarity:
International Challenges
 for U.S. Parishes

U.S. Conference of  Catholic Bishops

On some others who tend to be
 marginalized by society:

Persons with Disabilities:
National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)

 Persons with Mental Illness
NCPD framework for ministry

Various articles linked to USCCB site

Pope Benedict XVI:  World Day of the Sick Message on Mental Illness

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