Four years ago, a methodical search for a new place of worship led a group of g@y Roman Catholics to the Rev. John Unni, the youthful priest at St. Cecilia’s Church. The search committee was blunt: Would the priest accept an influx of gay and lesbian parishioners? “He told us, ‘All are welcome,’ ’’ said John Kelly, now head of the St. Cecilia Rainbow Ministry.
Kelly and other parishioners credit Unni with managing the merger of the predominantly g@y congregation from the Jesuit Urban Center, which closed in 2007,
and with keeping ga@s and les@ians in the Catholic Church, despite the uneasy balance between the church’s message of love for all and its strict doctrine against g@y relations.
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