The Irish Times reported that Ireland’s St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) Society recently gave a grant of €45,000 to “Amach! LGBT Galway,” a resource center which serves the sexual and gender minority community there. The grant will be disbursed over three years. [Editor’s Note: “Amach” is Gaelic for “out.”]
What makes this story even more remarkable is that when Bishop Martin Drennan of Galway objected to the grant and asked for a clarification of the decision, the SVP defended their action, and countered the bishop’s concerns about “moral grounds” with an accounting of how they indeed acted morally.