LGBTIQA+ Catholics – will the Plenary Council ignore them or treat them with respect, sensitivity, and compassion?
Rev Kevin McGovern has ministered to and with LGBTIQA+ Catholics for more than 20 years. He is an adjunct lecturer at both Australian Catholic University and Catholic Theological College within the University of Divinity. This article originally appeared on the Religion & Ethics website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 7 October 2021 and is reprinted with permission.
[Note: Portions of this article may be profoundly troubling, particularly for some people who are LGBTIQA+ and their allies. With the exception of Shannon Molloy, all other names have been changed.]