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Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Emphasizes Church’s Role in LGBTQ Homelessness

February 22, 2020

Miguel Diaz, a theologian and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, has taken up Pope Francis’ exhortation to care for internally displaced persons by connecting it with the problem of homelessness in the U.S. today. In particular, Diaz highlights the plight of LGBTQ people, especially youth, who are housing insecure.

LGBTQ Groups Again Denied Admission to Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 21, 2020

The Pride Center of Staten Island has once again been denied permission to march in Staten Island’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Protests Erupt After Catholic High School Forces Two LGBTQ Teachers to Resign

February 20, 2020

Students at a Catholic high school in Seattle are protesting the reported forced resignations of two LGBTQ teachers by staging a walk-out from school and a rally outside local diocese’s offices.

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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A Reasoned Hope . . .

A Retreat for LGBTQ People, Families, Friends, and Pastoral Ministers

November 6-8, 2020 | Rhinebeck, New York

Led by Fr. James Alison, this retreat will focus on helping participants recover a sense of hope. In addition to time for prayer, silence, discussion, and participation in the Sacraments, Fr. James will share a vision of highly positive happenings in the global Church and discuss how growing into truthfulness as LGBTQ people and allies is intimately connected to basic Christianity.

For more information or to register, click here.


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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