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Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community
Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (ET)

Live stream will be available here just prior to the event.

Afterwards, a recording of the discussion will be available here for two weeks.

Notes on viewing

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Join us for a discussion with Father Martin on the Catholic Church and the LGBT community. We request that those attending this event read the book, which may be purchased from the Weber Center Shop for $10 plus shipping. To order, call 517-266-4030 or email


Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication, and bestselling author of Seven Last Words, The Abbey, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. He has written for many publications and is a regular commentator in the national and international media. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, Father Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years.


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