Learning About Our LGBTQ Neighbors

Vicariate V Ministry Commission
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PART IV – LEARNING ABOUT OUR LGBTQ NEIGHBORS
FULLY WELCOMING… FULLY CATHOLIC:
A FOUR-PART SERIES ON BEING THE CHURCH IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street in Chicago, IL 60655
773-298-3440
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
5:30 pm – Reception in the Butler Room
6 pm – Speaker / Presentation in the Butler Room
8 pm – Mass in the McDonough Chapel

This workshop will be facilitated by
Rev. Louis John Cameli

Pope Francis has famously said, “This is the mission of the Church: to heal the wounds of the heart, to open doors, to free people, to say that God is good, God forgives all, God is the Father, God is affectionate, God always waits for us.” If we as Catholics are to invite first, and accompany second, how do we begin a conversation on a more “radical” way of being welcoming? If all our neighbors, the whole of our larger community is now our mission territory, how do we begin to listen to people’s real lives and struggles, with both authenticity and Christ-like compassion? How might we invite others to a deeper relationship with Christ, while remaining true to our faith Tradition?

This four-part series seeks to identify those who might not feel fully welcome in the Catholic Church today: the immigrant/migrant population, ‘modern’ families, women, and the LGBTQ community. We gather, not to solve any problems, but as people of faith – to listen, to bear witness to Christ, and to perhaps walk away with a deeper understanding of our neighbors.

Father Louis John Cameli was born in Chicago Heights. He pursued his studies in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome where he received his licentiate in theology in 1970 and a doctorate in theology with a specialization in spirituality in 1975. He was ordained in Rome, December, 1969. Beginning in 1975, Father Cameli was on the faculty of Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. In November, 1996, Cardinal Bernardin appointed Father Cameli as director of ongoing formation of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago and director of the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House. In 2009, Cardinal Francis George appointed Father Cameli his delegate for Christian Formation and Mission with residence at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago. He continues as Cardinal Blase Cupich’s delegate for formation and mission.

He has published many books, including: “Bread of Life: Exploring the Presence of the Eucharist in Our Lives,” “Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding,” and “Rejoicing in Mercy: A Prayer Commentary on Luke’s Gospel.” His topics center on theology and spirituality. Father Cameli has also served as a retreat director for priests’ retreats and as a presenter for priests’ convocations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

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