Fr. James Martin to Receive LGBT Award at Notre Dame

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 24, 2019   

Notre Dame gay and lesbian alumni group honors pro-LGBT celebrity priest

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-gay Jesuit celebrity priest Fr. James Martin is receiving an award from an LGBT alumni group at the University of Notre Dame.

The notorious pro-LGBT Jesuit priest will be receiving the Thomas A. Dooley Award from a nationwide alumni group called the Gay and Lesbian Alumni of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College (GALA-ND).

GALA-ND promotes the homosexual agenda on Notre Dame's campus, in part by funding and supporting PrismND, the university's official LGBT outreach organization.


The award ceremony is slated for Saturday, March 30 at Notre Dame as part of GALA-ND's 2019 "LGBT Leadership Award Weekend."

Also receiving awards from the pro-LGBT group are South Bend's pro-abortion Democrat mayor, Pete Buttigieg, and pro-gay attorney John Sullivan.

Buttigieg is a gay man and is "married" to his homosexual partner. In 2018, Buttigieg worked to block a pro-life pregnancy center from opening next to an abortion mill in South Bend.

Sullivan, meanwhile, is a Notre Dame Law School grad who has fought for the legal recognition of homosexual "marriage." Sullivan has worked for the so-called Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the largest pro-LGBT lobbying group in the United States. 

GALA-ND noted that Fr. Martin will not be physically present for the award ceremony, saying, "Father Martin will be accepting his award virtually from NYC."

Past recipients of awards from GALA-ND include Sr. Jeannine Gramick — a pro-gay nun who was disciplined by the Vatican for casting doubt on Catholic teachings concerning homosexuality — and Protestant leader Gene Robinson, who was the first openly gay man to become an Episcopalian bishop.

Father Martin is editor-at-large at Jesuit-run America magazine and a consultor for the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication.

Church Militant has been warning about Fr. Martin's un-Catholic approach to homosexuality for months now. Father Martin has argued that homosexuals are not bound to chastity. He has received an award from pro-gay New Ways Ministry, an LGBTQ organization whose founders were explicitly condemned by the Holy See.

The Jesuit celebrity priest has even blasted Church teaching on homosexuality, calling it "deeply offensive" to gays.

During 2018, Fr. Martin was disinvited from a string of speaking gigs due to vocalized outrage from faithful Catholics.

On Twitter, Martin has repeatedly suggested that Christ was ignorant of His own mission to save the human race from sin, falsely reasoning that being ignorant of spiritual matters is an essential part of "being human."

Faithful Catholics have organized prayerful protests in opposition to Fr. Martin's talks at parishes around the country. Often organized by the Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, such protests have been reported in New York CityAtlanta and Chicago.

The Thomas A. Dooley Award that Fr. Martin is receiving this year gets its name from a former Notre Dame student and homosexual who, in the 1950s, worked to provide health care to the poor in Southeast Asia.

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