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Staying Power

October 17, 2021

Is it worth it to stay?

Boston College Opens New Exhibit Exploring History of LGBTQ Catholics

October 16, 2021

Boston College has opened a new exhibit exploring the history of LGBTQ Catholics, and it hopes to tell a different story than the common narrative of antagonism between the church and the queer community.

Seattle Task Force Releases “Mixed Bag” Report on LGBTQ Issues in Catholic Schools

October 15, 2021

An archdiocesan commission set up to examine LGBTQ issues in Catholic education, especially regarding employment policies, has issued its findings.

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.

For more information or to register, 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.

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