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Find Joy, Bring Glad Tidings, Unleash Love Into the World

January 23, 2022

Those who want to reject this person or that group are reminded that there are many members of one body. Think about “re-membering” as not just memories, but the very act of reconciling and restoring the entire Body.

University of St. Thomas Launches LGBTQIA+ Literature Course; More Campus Updates

January 22, 2022

The spring semester is beginning with a new LGBTQ-specific literature course at one Catholic college. Today’s post includes this story and other news from Catholic higher education.

Mother of Suicide Victim Warns Catholic Ministers to Stop Abusing LGBTQ Youth

January 21, 2022

In a recent article published in the National Catholic Reporter, Joyce Calvo shares memories of her daughter, Alana Chen, while at the same time urging Catholic leadership to care for LGBTQ youth instead of condemning them to a fate of shame and despair.

Journeys: A Scriptural Reflection Series for LGBTQ People and Allies

JOURNEYS is an invitation to walk with our ancestors, discover the great source of love, and celebrate our identities as children of God and LGBT persons and allies of faith. Each prayer guide in the series contains a section of Scripture, followed by questions for reflection. These questions can be used for personal meditation, journaling, or group conversations.

To access the Journeys reflections, click here

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From the Margins to the Center

A Educational Series for LGBTQ Catholics & Allies about Engaging the Synod on Synodality

Two programs this spring will help LGBTQ people and allies make their voices heard during the synodal process. These programs, which will occur over Zoom, are:

Celebrating Synodality: Synod as a Spiritual Practice” with Dr. Brian Flanagan | January 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time

LGBTQ Spiritual Conversations for the Synod” with Dr. Robert Choiniere | February 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time & February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time.

For more information about these programs or the Synod itself, click here.

Our Sacred Stories Continue

A Dialogue among Lesbian/Queer Religious and Congregations of Women Religious

Love Tenderly: Sacred Stories of Lesbian and Queer Religious is an anthology written by twenty-three vowed women religious who embrace their sexual identity as lesbian or queer. Queer? What is this new terminology emerging from gender studies? Several authors of the book will discuss their sexual/gender identification and the impact of this anthology for themselves and their communities. Participants will explore the meaning of queer, transgender, intersex, other gender identifications, and the facets of a person’s psychosexual-spiritual journey.

For more information or to register, click here.

Next Steps: Developing Catholic LGBTQ Ministry

A Multi-Part Online Series (now underway)

This series is designed to help parishioners, pastoral leaders, and church staff members figure out what form LGBTQ ministry should take in their community. The material will help parish community and staff members discern individually and together what the next steps should be to create a more welcoming pastoral environment for LGBTQ people—even if the next steps are your first steps.

For more information or to sign up for updates, click here.

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