Welcome to my world (notes on the reception of a bombshell)

Article James Alison

Before I go any further: some disclosures. Of the many sources in this book, I am one of relatively few to appear under their own name. I was approached because a Parisian colleague of the author tipped him off to my attempts, over the last twenty-five years, at writing and talking about this reality.


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Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

Book James Martin, S.J.

Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin issues an impassioned plea for Catholic leaders to relate to their LGBT flock in a new way, one characterized by compassion and openness.

Eine Bruecke Bauen

Book German James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in German.

Construindo uma ponte

Book Portuguese James Martin, S.J.

James Martin, S.J.’s “Building a Bridge” in Portuguese.

Hidakat építünk

Book Hungarian James Martin, S.J.

“Building a Bridge” in Hungarian.

Statant Tiltą

Book Lithuanian James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in Lithuanian.

Tender un puente

Book Spanish James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in Spanish.

Een Brug Bouwen

Book Dutch James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in Dutch.

Batir un pont

Book French James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in French.

Un ponte da costruire

Book Italian James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in Italian.