The current situation has taught me that true faith and hope are the assurance that God’s loving hand is ultimately going to bring us where we should go . . .
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If I had a quarter for every time someone questioned why I do not leave the Catholic Church, I would have a boatload of money. Being openly transgender and Catholic, folks from nearly every background have quizzed me about why I remain.
On this Father’s Day, some 34 years after the death of my own father, I reflect on my two amazing children, who were the best enablers I could hope for when I came out as a gay man.
Fr. Bryan Massingale observes that Pride is a time of celebration, rejoicing, and reflection on hard-won victories. But in so many ways we are still a people in the wilderness, still on an uncertain and perilous journey.
“Today is Trinity Sunday and the first Sunday of Pride month. What an opportune day then to reflect on my own Trinitarian identity as one person who is at once queer, Catholic, and white.”
The church at its origins is a community both intimate and universal; diversity is evident from the outset.
This week, as with the many weeks of our lives, the Gospel invites us to identify with the disciples as they learn from Jesus. But this week things are very different. Jesus is saying goodbye.
The Catholic Diocese of Westminster recently marked the 21st anniversary of a pastoral outreach that welcomes Catholic LGBT+ people, their parents, families, and friends.
National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflected on the tension between the timing of “A Secret Love,” the Netflix documentary that affirms queer partnerships, and the Catholic Church’s exclusion of queer people in the workplace and in marriage.
On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Michael Sennett reflects on how do we answer Jesus’ call to move forward in the storm of COVID-19 and a church that fails to include LGBTQ people if we do not know the way?
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