After Meeting with Bishop, Organizers Hope LGBTQ Mass in Pittsburgh May Happen

About a month after Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh cancelled a Mass in solidarity with LGBTQ Catholics, the organization that planned the Mass says they have met with Zubik and are hopeful a similar kind of liturgy will take place this fall.

Kevin Hayes, president of the Board of Directors of Catholics for Change in our Church, told Crux July 20 that the theme of the potential Mass would broaden to highlight all who are marginalized by the church.

“I’m hopeful based on our conversation that there will be a Mass,” Hayes said. “I hope that Mass would happen before the first of the year, sometime in the fall, and it would be a Mass in which that theme of the Church welcoming would be highlighted especially towards any marginalized person, any person who does not feel welcomed in the Church.”

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Pittsburgh confirmed to Crux July 21 that the meeting took place, and that a Mass, or something similar, could happen.

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