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Mexican LGBTQ Catholics Praise Archbishop, Church Leaders for Commitment to Inclusion

September 19, 2020

Praise has been heaped on three church leaders by Mexico’s Catholic LGBTQ equality organization for the leaders’ efforts to minister to the country’s LGBTQ population. The group was pleasantly surprised by the clergy’s commitment to embracing LGBTQ Catholics, as well as tackling the various obstacles that impede LGBTQ inclusion in the church and society.

Pope Francis to Parents of LGBT Children: ‘The Church Loves Your Children as They Are’

September 18, 2020

Pope Francis has received a group of Italian parents with LGBT children, who presented the pope with the Italian edition of a new book filled with the stories of such Catholic families. An English edition of the book is due to be released by New Ways Ministry in early October.

Working Document from Germany’s Synodal Way Speaks Positively of Same-Gender Relationships

September 17, 2020

Participants in Germany’s Synodal Way included a working document on sexuality and relationships during regional meetings this month that, if approved later, could move the church forward significantly on LGBTQ inclusion and questions of sexuality more generally.

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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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Why Does It Matter?

A Zoom Meeting for Lesbian & Queer Sisters, Vocation and Formation Ministers, and Congregational Leadership

December 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST | Via Zoom

Womanjourney Weavings, a project of New Ways Ministry, is setting apart time and safe space for Lesbian & Queer Sisters, Congregational Leaders, and Vocation & Formation Directors to learn, pray, and share experiences about sexual diversity. The time will include prayer, presentation, Q & A, large & small group sharing, and breaks.

For more information, 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.

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Creating a Spirit of Welcome

A Workshop on Integrating LGBTQ Issues in Catholic Schools
For Administrators, Staff & Faculty Leaders

This workshop is designed to help participants develop LGBTQ initiatives that fit the unique character of your school community. The program includes presentations, discussions, real life examples, small group activities, and discernment of next steps.

For more information or to schedule a program, click here.


Trans-forming Love

A program of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

The goal of this program is to reflect on how we as Catholics can respond pastorally to transgender people. The program includes information on gender identity and development, pastoral outreach, and spiritual dimensions. No prior knowledge is needed. There will be Q&A sessions, small group discussions, and informational handouts.

 For more information and to host a program, click here.

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