HOUSE OF GOD

Dublin Priest Says He Is Gay During Mass

A Dublin priest received a standing ovation after coming out as gay during Mass. Father Martin Dolan, a priest at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra for 15 years, called on parishioners to support same-sex marriage in an upcoming referendum in May. “I’m gay myself,” he added, prompting parishioners to stand up and clap for the priest. “We are all very proud of Father Martin,” said youth worker Liz O’Connor. “Because he has admitted that he is gay he doesn’t change the person that he was before it.”