Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Gay-ministry group refuses to affirm Catholic teaching

Catholic World News - June 27, 2012

Leaders of the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry (CALGM) have refused to sign an oath promising to uphold Catholic teaching, casting doubt on the group’s continued existence as an approved Catholic ministry.

The National Catholic Reporter has learned that in March, after a series of discussions with Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, the board of CALGM declined the bishop’s request for an “oath of personal integrity.” In April the bishop replied that if the group continued to refuse the oath, he would “take public action to clarify the status of CALGM with regard to authentic Catholic ministry.”

Bishop Cordileone had identified a number of concerns about CALGM after undertaking an in-depth review of the group’s activities. He noted that the group’s members frequently criticized Church teaching regarding human sexuality, as did speakers at CALGM events. Bishop Cordileone had asked the group’s leader to make a public affirmation of Church teaching.

CALGM has its headquarters in Berkeley, California, which is within the Oakland diocese. Bishop Cordileone, who was installed in the Oakland diocese in 2009, began his investigation the next year.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($22,045 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,954.95
63% 37%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15