I don’t know anything about his sexuality. Why are you concerned with it? Mychal Judge was gay, Michael Voris is gay, I’m sure there are many more gay people in the Church… I’m not sure why that’s an issue here.
I don’t think I read What Should a Gay Catholic Do? I’ll have to refresh my memory. One piece of advice that he has for gay people is to find a gay friendly parish. That would be my recommendation as well. I’d tell them to go visit St. Anthony’s Shrine (in Boston) which has a LGBT spirituality group or recommend the Paulists (they seem very welcoming to everyone).
Here is a response to the question everybody seems to have on their mind:
Prof. Cloutier’s final comment is easier to answer, even if it refers to his strongest objection. Building a Bridge, he says, never mentions sex, specifically the church’s ban on homosexual activity. That was intentional.
Intentional because the Catholic Church’s stance on the matter is clear: Sexual relations between people of the same sex are impermissible. At the same time, the L.G.B.T. community’s stance on the matter is clear: Same-sex relations are part and parcel of their lives. (I am leaving out the relatively small portion of the L.G.B.T. community that thinks otherwise.) Theologically speaking, you could say that this teaching has not been “received” by the L.G.B.T. community, to whom it was directed.
So I intentionally decided not to discuss that question, since it was an area on which the two sides are too far apart. (Also, I am no moral theologian and did not want to enter into a discussion about church teaching on sexual activity.) “Martin is careful never to call magisterial teaching into question,” Prof. Cloutier writes. That is correct.*
Stepping out onto the bridge: Father James Martin responds to conversation surrounding his L.G.B.T. book