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Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

June 18, 2019

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it.

High Court’s 1975 Decision Points to Alternative Vatican Path on Gender Identity Issues

June 17, 2019

Today’s post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican’s highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues.

Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

June 16, 2019

The U.S. bishops’ top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, “Male and Female He Created Them,” which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates.

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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All Are Welcome. Are All Welcome?

Retreat for Gay Priests, Bishops, Religious, and Deacons
Tuesday-Thursday, October 22-24, 2019
Siena Retreat Center (Racine, WI)

Some Catholics have been blaming the sexual abuse of minors on the presence of a gay men in ministry. Many suggest a “purge” of gay clergy and religious. Over the course of this retreat, we will be looking at a variety of questions pertinent to this moment in the Church, such as “Is my ministry welcomed by our church?” The retreat is designed to assist attendees in developing better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and relationship with the institutional Church.

For more information and to register, click here.


Celebrating Our Identity

Retreat for Lesbian Sisters
December 5-8, 2019
Siena Retreat Center (Racine, WI)

Womanjourney Weavings, a project of New Ways Ministry, is setting apart this weekend retreat for sisters who self identify as lesbians (or somewhere in the rainbow spectrum) and wish to celebrate the gift of their identity.  There will be opportunities for prayer, storytelling, dreaming and rituals. While engaging in a circle process that supports collaboration and transformation, sisters will be encouraged to share their experiences and gifts in a safe environment and envision a future filled with hope.

For more information and to register, 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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