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Netflix’s “Queer Eye” Series Shows Working of Grace, Can Lead to Moments of Encounter

August 19, 2019

Queer Eye, Netflix’s television series where five gay men provide life makeovers for clients in often dramatic ways, is, in one reviewer’s words, “probably the strongest and most vivid representation currently on display in popular culture of how grace works.”

NEWS NOTES: U.S. Bishops Appoint New Religious Liberty Chair; Hungarians Support Anti-LGBTQ Polish Bishop; And More

August 18, 2019

Today’s post includes an update on the U.S. bishops’ new religious liberty chair, support an embattled Polish bishop has received from colleagues in Hungary, and a legal dispute developing between two Catholic parents and their lesbian daughter.

Indianapolis Catholic Schools Exclude Brebeuf Jesuit Students from Athletic Competition

August 17, 2019

Catholic schools in Indianapolis have excluded student-athletes at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from participating in a joint competition, a decision made following the archbishop’s decree removing the school’s Catholic designation because administrator’s refused to discriminate against an LGBTQ employee.

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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