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Yook Woo-Dang, Korean Gay Catholic Poet, Remembered on Anniversary of Suicide

May 27, 2020

April 26th marked the 17th anniversary of the death of South Korean gay activist Yook Woo-Dang, who died by suicide in protest of discrimination against LGBTQ people. He was 18 years old. A devout Catholic, Woo Dang is remembered for the poetry he wrote to cope with living in the margins.

Judge Questions Authority of Indianapolis Archdiocese to Fire Gay Employee

May 26, 2020

An Indiana judge has allowed a fired gay teacher’s lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to proceed by calling into question the Archdiocese’s authority over employment decisions in its Catholic schools.

Archdiocese of Salzburg Publishes New Book on Church Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

May 25, 2020

Austria’s Archdiocese of Salzburg has published a new book which explores the blessings of same-gender unions, an important step towards formal recognition of LGBTQ+ relationships in a country where marriage equality was instituted in 2019. 

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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