CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1988 |
Although the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently barred a group of gay Catholics from using church-owned facilities, it is supporting a pastoral outreach aimed at keeping gays in the church. The archdiocese-sponsored program is called Communidad and, as far as its organizers know, it is the only program of its kind in the country. "What we're trying to say (to gays) is that we accept you," said Father Gerald Meisel, pastor at St.