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The Remedy for High Anxiety: A Vaccine of Hope

October 25, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I am filled with anxiety these days. So where is hope?

Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

October 24, 2020

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist.

LGBTQ and Catholic Advocates Worldwide Praise Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions

October 23, 2020

LGBTQ advocates are praising Pope Francis for his most recent statement in support of civil unions recognizing same-gender couples.

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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What Catholic LGBTQ Church Workers Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s 2020 Cases

A Presentation and Discussion with Professor Leslie Griffin

November 1, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern | Via Zoom

The U.S. Supreme Court decided two major cases on LGBTQ employment discrimination this year, and a third religious liberty case involving LGBTQ people and adoption will be taken up next term. Where do these three cases leave LGBTQ church workers employed in Catholic institutions, so many of whom have been fired over the last decade, and continue to be dismissed? Join the conversation about the ramifications of these cases with Professor Leslie Griffin, the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

For more information, click here.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Why Does It Matter?

A Zoom Meeting for Lesbian & Queer Sisters, Vocation and Formation Ministers, and Congregational Leadership

December 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST | Via Zoom

Womanjourney Weavings, a project of New Ways Ministry, is setting apart time and safe space for Lesbian & Queer Sisters, Congregational Leaders, and Vocation & Formation Directors to learn, pray, and share experiences about sexual diversity. The time will include prayer, presentation, Q & A, large & small group sharing, and breaks.

For more information, 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.

For more information or to sign up for updates, 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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