Dear Editor: I am responding to a recent letter about Jesuit priest Father James Martin. I recently attended a lecture given by Father Martin in a Catholic church. Following the talk, I met him at a book signing and was able, as a heterosexual human being, to spend a few minutes discussing church matters with him.
Father Martin’s wish is simply for the Catholic Church to welcome warmly members of the LGBTQ community as it would any other group that comes to worship. The Church teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God.