N.J. cardinal offers historic welcome to LGBT community | Faith Matters | NJ.com

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

David Harvie was at a regional meeting in Brooklyn of the Interparish Collaborative, a group of about 15 Catholic parishes in the tri-state area that minister to the LGBT community.  He was seated next to Redemptorist Father Francis Gargani and talked about how there are so many beautiful church edifices that deserve to be seen.

“I am a church architecture geek,” Harvie said, mentioning, for example, the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Gargani, who resides at the Redemptorist Provincial House in Brooklyn, said he would bring it up to the new Archbishop of Newark, Joseph Cardinal Tobin, also a Redemptorist, who was coming to dinner the next evening.

Soon after, Harvie would get the green light to have an LGBT pilgrimage to the cathedral on Sunday, May 21, with a Mass that Gargani will say in Our Lady Chapel, followed by a tour of the cathedral.

Source: N.J. cardinal offers historic welcome to LGBT community | Faith Matters | NJ.com

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