A Catholic parish is promoting a pro-homosexual “Pilgrimage of Mercy” and not planning on denying its participants Holy Communion when they attend Mass as part of the pro-LGBT event in October. The parish is also hosting a speaker from the nation’s leading homosexual lobby group, the Human Rights Campaign, today. The Archdiocese of New York declined to comment on both events.
The “Pilgrimage of Mercy” event is organized by a group of gay and lesbian University of Notre Dame alumni whose idea for the “pilgrimage” was “inspired by Pope Francis.” A walk around Central Park and rally will culminate with the group attending Mass at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, which is run by the Paulist Fathers. Pastor Father Gilbert Martinez confirmed to LifeSiteNews that the participants will be allowed to receive Holy Communion if they wish.
The pre-Mass rally will feature an Obergefell v. Hodges plaintiff, an openly homosexual priest who was recently barred from ministry by his archbishop, the executive director of New Ways Ministry, and a Notre Dame alumnus who was also an Obergefell plaintiff and is “married” to another man.
The alumni group sponsoring the “pilgrimage” is the Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College (GALA-ND/SMC). Full report