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Emily Thurmaier English 150 Jessica Butterfield 1.February.2008 Catholic Surprises Growing up in a two-religion household was never easy for my sister and I. Both of us went to Catholic mass with our mother on Saturday nights, and service at the United Church of Christ Sunday mornings with our father. Thankfully, we were never pressured to choose one or the other, eventually we did. My sister was confirmed Catholic when she was 20 years old, and I was confirmed Presbyterian at 17. That said St. Thomas is such a liberal Catholic community that I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to know how a Catholic church came to have a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) ministry, and still stick to the church’s beliefs. To begin, St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) does not look at all like a traditional Catholic church. With the exception of the cross on the outside, I don’t know that I would recognize it as a church if I were just walking by. There are no steeples containing large bells to ring and only one saint adorns the outside of the church instead of 6+. I attended
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course ENGL 150 taught by Professor Alexwerner during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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