Sem­i­nary can­cels Je­suit priest’s talk

The Citizens' Voice - - NATION & WORLD -

Cit­ing a so­cial me­dia back­lash, the sem­i­nary at the Catholic Univer­sity of Amer­ica has can­celed a talk by a pop­u­lar Je­suit priest whose lat­est book ad­vo­cates for more com­pas­sion for gays within the church. The univer­sity’s pres­i­dent said Satur­day he op­posed the de­ci­sion.

The Rev. James Martin said he had planned a sem­i­nary talk on Je­sus, not his re­cent book on LGBT peo­ple, “Build­ing a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. car­di­nals and three bish­ops.

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