The Necessity of Bridge-Building -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Bridge-Builder. That is a vocation I have pursued. I've tried to be a connector -- not always successfully, but I do believe that it is a worthy vocation. The interfaith group that until I recently I led, claimed its motto that "peace in the world requires peace among religions." Another area that needs bridge builders is the LGBTQ community. Though the war has been won -- the closets have been emptied -- conflict is still present. They key to change has been relationships. Martin Marty takes note of that reality, especially as it is being exemplified in the efforts of Jesuit James Martin, who has a new book out that speaks to the hope that a bridge between LGBTQ community and the Catholic Church, which sees homosexuality as a disordered condition. Let us pray he has success. In the meantime, continue reading!