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Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it should be seen in the context of welcoming everyone, not as archdiocese sponsorship of the event. “I think that the central point that is missing from the majority of the media coverage and blog postings










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Oregon offers ‘third-gender’ option on driver’s licenses

Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female. Oregon residents will have the option to mark “X" instead of female or male on state IDs, driver’s licenses, and learner’s permits. The X is for










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Immigration in the spotlight with LA Mass, resource website

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched a new website with information and resources on the subject of immigration. Some 3,000 people attended the Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, celebrate on June 18, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at the Cathedral










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