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U.S. Archbishop Says Pope Francis Named Transgender Rights as ‘Significant Issue’

January 18, 2020

A U.S. archbishop has claimed that during ad limina meetings, Pope Francis named the movement for transgender rights as a ‘significant issue’ of today alongside abortion.

Cardinal: God’s First Question Is Not About Sexual Orientation, But About Care for the Poor

January 17, 2020

A cardinal has defended his participation in an AIDS fundraiser by suggesting the first question God asks is not about a person’s sexual orientation, but about how they treat other people.

‘This Is My Beloved’: A Deacon Preaches on the Meaning of Unconditional Love

January 16, 2020

“This is my beloved Son.” My beloved. What a joy to hear those words! What child does not want to hear those words, need to know that they are loved?

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

A Retreat for Gay Priests, Bishops, Brothers, and Deacons

April 14-16, 2020 | Marriottsville, Maryland

The retreat is designed to assist gay men in ministry in developing better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and a more honest relationship with the institutional Church. Participants will discuss questions like “How can we speak the truth about ourselves?” and “How can we respond fully and honestly to the call of Christ to feed his flock?”

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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