The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s Acts of Chapter affirms the dignity and uniqueness of LGBT persons, knowing that Jesus welcomed everyone to the table respecting the dignity of every human person. I stand with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in affirming the beautifully made members of the LGBTQI community because it is in standing with the marginalized that we are following the Gospel message.
Jesus surrounded himself with the very people that those in power dismissed: the sick, the hungry, the women, the untouchables. But Love triumphed over the Law! As an associate with the Sisters of St. Joseph and the proud mother of a bright, loving and dynamic lesbian daughter, I stand in absolute solidarity with the truly Christ-like witness that recognizes and calls forth the Divine in every person.
Written by Gerry Rauch, Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.