Petra addresses our Church

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Petra Dankova is a social worker with nine years of experience developing and leading projects for displaced women, men and children. Petra Dankova is also a married lesbian Catholic woman living in Germany.  Here is what she says in her homily today:

My partner and I are asked all the time why do we stick with this Catholic Church? Isn’t it a horrible place to be a same-sex couple? Sometimes that’s true, and we cannot gloss over these moments, these parts of our experience with our church that may be painful.

But in the same way, we also cannot deny that a church is a life-giving place of beautiful encounters, of really transformative experiences. . . I imagine that not only LGBTQ Catholics but many of us feel that sometimes the church is a place where we are well-fed and sometimes it’s a place where we go hungry. . . .


Today’s post highlights a key portion of Petra Dankova’s homily, which you can watch in full by clicking here. The readings for today are Isaiah 25:6-10a; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-4, all of which you can find here.  (source)

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