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Fr. James Martin Honors Scientist Who Showed Homosexuality Is Biological; And More News

May 30, 2020

Today’s post features Fr. James Martin’s tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues.

Archbishop Zuppi: Church Must See Lesbian/Gay People as God Sees Them

May 29, 2020

In a new book, an Italian cardinal offered his perspective on Pope Francis’ approach to homosexuality and the Catholic Church.

Archdiocese Rebuffs Terminated Gay Church Worker’s Attempts at Dialogue, Reconciliation

May 28, 2020

A church worker whose job was terminated over their same-gender marriage has spoken out about the employment dispute and efforts to address the church’s treatment of LGBTQ employees.

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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“We, Though Many, Are One Body”

A Virtual Celebration of Catholic LGBTQ Pride

Sunday, June 14, 2020 | 3:00pm Eastern U.S.

From the very beginning of Pride celebrations five decades ago, Catholics have always turned out to participate. To help Catholics celebrate LGBTQ Pride in this challenging time of COVID-19, New Ways Ministry will host a virtual prayer service and gathering.

For more information or to register, click here.

“For freedom Christ has set us free”

A Retreat for Gay Priests, Brothers, and Deacons

November 9-12, 2020 | Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

The retreat will help participants to see and experience some of the ways that Christ does in fact set us free: as humans, as gay men, and as church representatives.

For more information or to register, click here.

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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