Newsletter - 31 August 2018

August 31, 2018

Along with We Are Church Int'l, CCRI is asking for your support for young LGBT people attending the Youth Synod (October 2018).

Pope Francis has called a Synod on Youth

Damage is done when a child or young person is made to feel that being LGBT would be a misfortune or a disappointment. Representative young people will be gathered from around the word this October to meet with bishops and share their

We can all help stop the damage of the Church's teaching that the gays and lesbians are living in a "disordered state." If you want to help, take the Equal Future pledge. They are an international humanitarian campaign aiming to shift behavior across the world, taking advantage of a unique moment in time, namely, the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, the gathering called by Pope Francis to dialogue with his bishops about matters of concern to young people.

Why this is important and why your support is needed

With 1.3 billion people baptized Catholic world wide, the Catholic Church has significant cultural reach. Catholic Church leaders need to consider the role that the church’s teaching on LGBT has had in giving children and young people the feeling that being LGBT would be a misfortune or a disappointment. There is a Synod, or meeting, this October that is concerned about young people facing exclusion for social or religious reasons - not just young Catholics, but all young people, without exception. Each part of the world will have a delegate at this meeting and they have asked to hear your views.

Contact your bishop and share your personal story or the story of your children and friends. We know the power that human stories have to change hearts and minds and compel those in authority.

Thank you for your continued support,

Rene Reid
CCRI Director