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Alive, Church, and God: Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay In Front Of The Church, Gets Standing Ovation @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.conm Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay In Front Of The Church, Gets Standing Ovation – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee is finally living his truth after coming out in front of his congregation on Sunday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the New York Post, Rev. Gregory Greiten was met with a standing ovation after revealing his true self to his parishioners, saying, “I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay!” He also explained his decision to disclose his sexual orientation in a column that came out the following day, adding that he was breaking the silence of gay men in the clergy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He wrote, “I will embrace the person that God created me to be. In my priestly life and ministry, I, too, will help you, whether you are gay or straight, bisexual or transgendered, to be your authentic self- to be fully alive living in your image and likeness of God.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greiten also condemned the church for its silence and stance on homosexuality, saying, “By choosing to enforce silence, the institutional church pretends that gay priests and religious do not really exist. Because of this, there are no authentic role models of healthy, well-balanced, gay, celibate priests to be an example for those, young and old, who are struggling to come to terms with their sexual orientation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This only perpetuates the toxic shamming and systemic secrecy,” he said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greiten revealed that he wanted to be an example to those who are still hiding from their true selves or hiding their true selves from God in following the lead of a “few courageous priests who have taken the risk to come out of the shadows and have chosen to live in truth and authenticity.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While it remains unclear if Greiten will be able to keep his position, ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Alive, Church, and God: Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay In Front
 Of The Church, Gets Standing Ovation
 @balleralert
 Read More: www.balleralert.conm
Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay In Front Of The Church, Gets Standing Ovation – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee is finally living his truth after coming out in front of his congregation on Sunday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the New York Post, Rev. Gregory Greiten was met with a standing ovation after revealing his true self to his parishioners, saying, “I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay!” He also explained his decision to disclose his sexual orientation in a column that came out the following day, adding that he was breaking the silence of gay men in the clergy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He wrote, “I will embrace the person that God created me to be. In my priestly life and ministry, I, too, will help you, whether you are gay or straight, bisexual or transgendered, to be your authentic self- to be fully alive living in your image and likeness of God.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greiten also condemned the church for its silence and stance on homosexuality, saying, “By choosing to enforce silence, the institutional church pretends that gay priests and religious do not really exist. Because of this, there are no authentic role models of healthy, well-balanced, gay, celibate priests to be an example for those, young and old, who are struggling to come to terms with their sexual orientation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This only perpetuates the toxic shamming and systemic secrecy,” he said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Greiten revealed that he wanted to be an example to those who are still hiding from their true selves or hiding their true selves from God in following the lead of a “few courageous priests who have taken the risk to come out of the shadows and have chosen to live in truth and authenticity.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While it remains unclear if Greiten will be able to keep his position, ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay In Front Of The Church, Gets Standing Ovation – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Roman Catholic pries...

Children, Dwyane Wade, and Funny: Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: "l Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages" @balleralert Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old wrote. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant – I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband’s three son’s and nephew. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Children, Dwyane Wade, and Funny: Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in
 New Book: "l Have Had Eight or Nine
 Miscarriages"
 @balleralert
Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old wrote. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant – I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband’s three son’s and nephew. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: “I Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In two we...