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Irish Archbishops Encourage LGBTQ Outreach Amid Major Decline in Church Life

September 20, 2021

Two archbishop in Ireland have emphasized the need to include LGBTQ people in the church’s outreach efforts, comments made in the face of declining enrollment and participation among Irish Catholics.

Embracing The Real Meaning Of What It Means To Be Last.

September 19, 2021

Being last doesn’t have to feel as negative as it might sound.

Former Pope Benedict XVI Calls Marriage Equality a “Deformation of Conscience”

September 18, 2021

Former pope Benedict XVI sharply criticized marriage equality as the result of a “deformation of conscience” that is in “contradiction to all previously successive cultures of mankind.”

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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Love Casts Out Fear: Finding Courage to Speak Our Truth

A Retreat for Gay Priests, Brothers, and Deacons

Why am I afraid to tell you who I am? Gay men are disproportionately present in the Catholic clergy. The overwhelming majority serve the Church with care and compassion. However, some Catholics blame the sexual abuse of minors on the presence of gay men in ministry. In this atmosphere of blame and shame, gay priests are afraid to speak the truth of who they are. They are afraid of rejection and retaliation. But if the Church is really faithful to Christ, we would be a community of love, not fear.

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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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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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