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Resources

For all

Always Our Children — United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement about the pastoral care of gay, lesbian, trangender and bisexual individuals.

The Courageous Heart — A Catholic ministry based out of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Corona.

Gifted and Called —  A Catholic LGBT faith group based in Palm Springs.

For parents

Fortunate Families — A resource and networking ministry with Catholic parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children.

Listening Parents — Catholic parents of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender daughter or son who have graciously volunteered to listen to and share their personal experience with other parents. Commission member Bette Madrid is a Listening Parent.

Books

Fortunate Families also has a book club. The current book is Fortunate Families written by founder Mary Ellen Lopata. The next book club meeting will be at 5 p.m. Pacific time on May 19. The book is available direct from Fortunate Families or on Amazon. For more information on this month’s meeting, click here.

Movies

For the Bible Tells Me So — Director Daniel G. Karslake goes to the Bible to examine the ways in which conservative Christian groups have used — and sometimes exploited — scripture to deny human rights to gays and lesbians around the world. Available on DVD from Netflix

Fish Out of Water — Spurred by director Ky Dickens’s own coming-out story, this playfully animated documentary confronts the slippery topic of homosexuality head on, homing in on Bible verses oft-cited as condemnatory and opening them to fresh interpretation. Available on DVD from Netflix

Note:  The Diocese of San Bernardino is not responsible for the content of these sites. These links do not necessarily represent the position of the Diocese or a Diocesan endorsement of a particular site. These links are provided for the convenience of our visitors. If you find a link or posting on these pages that you consider inappropriate or if you would like to add a link, please send us your comments.

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