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Catholics ask,



  • Do Catholic policies and practices about sexual issues reflect your lived experience?
  • Do the Church’s teachings help or hinder you?


Please join us for a Listening Session

Wed, May 28th7-9 PM

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

700 Snelling Ave. So.

St. Paul, MN. 55116

The Council of the Baptized is holding this hearing to learn about your experiences with the Church’s sexual teachings. Please come to discuss ways in which the official Church leadership does or does not reflect and enhance the sexual realities of your life as a Catholic, and of other Catholics you know.

Council of the Baptized members will be present to listen to your comments, and witness your lived experience. The views expressed will be summarized and may be included in the upcoming position paper,Toward a Theology of Healthy Sexuality.This paper will be shared with the faithful in this Archdiocese as well as our local priests and bishops. In addition, this paper will be a part of an international position paper being prepared for delivery to Pope Francis at the Synod of the Family in October, 2014, in Rome.

No registration required. Free will offerings welcomed.

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum, May 8, 2018


The Open Forum is held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. 

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What does Vatican II say about the shared mission of Christ? 
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Have you embraced your anointed prophet yet?   

Please join us.

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CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

to connect  parishes and deaneries

for a strong lay voice on matters of concern in our Archdiocese. 


Please register your name, email address, home address, and parish (if any). 

We need your home address to place you geographically in the Archdiocese.  Thanks..