22 September 2015

CLGS mourns the death today of John McNeill (1925-2015), Jesuit priest, author of The Church and the Homosexual (and many other notable books), social justice activist, psychotherapist, and scholar of religion.

John and his husband Charlie have been good friends and faithful supporters of CLGS since our founding in 2000.  We are honored to house The John J. McNeill and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation Collection, an important collection of religious and LGBTQ history and theology that was the first set of archival documents donated to The CLGS Archives Project.

Please join us as we remember – and celebrate — John’s life of love, generosity, and scholarship.

And please join us as we hold John’s husband, Charlie, in our thoughts and prayers.


Bernard Schlager, PhD
Executive Director, CLGS
Pacific School of Religion