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Story


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Story


In November 2014, several LGBT Catholics from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City launched a project concerning the relationship between the Catholic Church and people of sexual and gender minorities. The goals of this project are to foster dialogue about and encourage greater inclusion and acceptance of LGBT people in the Church. In October 2014, Pope Francis convened a synod of bishops to discuss issues of the family within the Catholic Church, including the topic of homosexuality.  The Pope has encouraged ongoing conversation on these topics in preparation for the Ordinary Synod on the Family, set to take place in October 2015. 

We want our stories to be a part of the discussion because LGBT people have unique gifts to contribute to the life of the Church.
We hope the Church recognizes that God is working through our life stories. We want to inspire change that will strengthen families, encourage acceptance of LGBT people, foster an inclusive community, and promote an open and accepting dialogue among Catholics across the world. Most of all, we want everyone to know they are loved and not alone.

LGBT Catholics: OwningOurFaith seeks to open hearts and remind all of us that God works through love.

 

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Participants


Participants


Click on profiles to learn more.

Jaszver bauzon
 

Nana FOTSCH
 

HILARY HOWES
 

CHERYL PUTORTI
 

EVE TUSHNET

Katie chiarantona
 

MARIA FOTSCH
 

ANDY LAWTON
 

FRANCIS PUTORTI
 

MATT VIDAL

Father pat conroy
 

ALITHEA HOWES
 

CHRIS LAWTON
 

MATT PUTORTI
 

RICK VIDAL

andy fotsch
 

CELESTINE HOWES
 

XORJE OLIVARES
 

MIKE ROPER
 

MATEO WILLIAMSON

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Crew


Crew


filmmakers


Michael Tomae | Executive Producer, Director
Patrick Manning | Producer
Chris Lawton | Producer
Andrew Ryan Shepherd | Lead Videographer, Assistant Editor
Jae Lee | Editor
Carlo Velayo | Associate Producer, Audio Recordist
Cailin Yatsko | Videographer

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Rob Bauer
Joe Cooper
Derek Dubossi
Paul Focazio
Larry Holodak
Father Mark-David Janus
Joshua Kuttichery
Chris Lawton

Father Gil Martinez
Celso Perez
Matthew Putorti
Santiago Rivera
Patrina Sexton
Michael Tomae
Maura Topper
Carlo Velayo

a special thanks to:

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Contact


Contact



MEDIA INQUIRIES

Pace Public Relations
Annie Scranton
(212) 254-4730
annie@pacepublicrelations.com

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