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Prominent Jesuit university official to speak at gay-rights Dignity conference

July 01, 2009

Father Donal Godfrey, executive director of university ministry at the University of San Francisco and an “international speaker on LGBTQ [lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer] related issues,” is scheduled to present a workshop at DignityUSA’s upcoming conference in San Francisco. The organization opposes the Magisterium’s teaching on the grave immorality of homosexual acts.

Among the other priest presenters at the conference is Father Thomas Bonacci, who will speak on “Jesus Beyond Gender.” “This workshop will be an experiential meditation concerning the humanity of Jesus as found in the Gospel of John,” according to the conference program. “Participants will explore the Dialogue with the Woman from Samaria, the Washing of the Feet, the motherhood of Jesus, the Crucifixion, and finally the Resurrection, as texts by which Jesus assumes various gender realities only to transcend any particular gender expression. Jesus, in this scheme, became truly ‘human’ and not simply ‘male’.”


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