The University of Notre Dame is consistently ranked as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation and a celebrated leader in academics and collegiate sports. But many LGBT Catholic students and alumni feel the university falls short in supporting its lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgendered students, staff, and faculty. A group of gay and lesbian alumni from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s college will come together to hold a “Pilgrimage of Mercy” on Sunday, October 2nd in Manhattan. The event will celebrate and recognize LGBT Catholics across the nation as well as encourage the Catholic church to demonstrate greater support for their community. Jack Bergen, Chair of the Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College and TV legend Phil Donahue, Notre Dame class of 1957, joins us to discuss the pilgrimage and what they hope to accomplish from it.
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