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Thu Jun 15, 2023, 02:35 PM Jun 2023

Pride month at Holy Trinity parish in Washington D.C.

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The ministry was founded thanks to “a commitment by the Jesuit order to make sure that the spiritual needs of all marginalized community are being met,” said Ernie Raskauskas, 71, who has been a Holy Trinity parishioner for decades.

He went to Gonzaga College High School, Holy Cross College, Catholic University. He’s got the Catholic bona fides. In Georgetown, he finally found a place to be Catholic and gay after the Jesuits “decided that the LGBTQIA communities were very marginalized, that our spiritual needs weren’t being met, and that they were going to make a special effort on this.”

The parishioners are all deeply Catholic and found a place at Holy Trinity — and nearly everyone I spoke with said this explicitly — where they can be fully themselves.

“It may be difficult to be queer in Catholic spaces,” said Cerissa Cafasso, 40. “But it can also be a challenge to be Catholic in progressive spaces.”

She’s a lawyer and bisexual and never gave up on practicing Catholicism but wasn’t totally comfortable until she came to Holy Trinity. “I can be myself, my full person, with no throat clearing.”
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Pride month at Holy Trinity parish in Washington D.C. (Original Post) shrike3 Jun 2023 OP
Great place to study, and socialize! elleng Jun 2023 #1
Cool. Always like to hear about that stuff. shrike3 Jun 2023 #3
Surprising, but nice to hear MutantAndProud Jun 2023 #2
Sorry about the bad experiences. shrike3 Jun 2023 #4
Yes. Not always anything great to say MutantAndProud Jun 2023 #5
I feel the same way. But progress is good. So is hope. shrike3 Jun 2023 #6


(131,770 posts)
1. Great place to study, and socialize!
Thu Jun 15, 2023, 02:40 PM
Jun 2023

My daughters attended Holy Trinity School 4-6 grades, and were asked (separately) by their teachers to explain Hanukah to their classes.


(801 posts)
2. Surprising, but nice to hear
Thu Jun 15, 2023, 02:53 PM
Jun 2023

I and some of my family have had less pleasant encounters with more radical individuals associated with that umbrella, glad that’s not the consensus


(801 posts)
5. Yes. Not always anything great to say
Thu Jun 15, 2023, 03:21 PM
Jun 2023

But it is something. Uneven progress in the face of corruption is still progress

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