Graduate students at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College ask why LGBTQ+ students should “stay” in the Catholic Church in an academic conference.
About Lizzie Sextro, Contributor
Lizzie Sextro, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Theology and English in 2016. She is currently working to receive her Masters of Theological Studies at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Her area of focus within theology is systematics and specifically theological anthropology. In the future, she hopes to get her PhD in systematic theology.
Entries by Lizzie Sextro, Contributor
A coalition of religious and secular organizations which are concerned about the religious right’s interpretation of religious liberty has released a video with testimonies from people harmed by the conservative understanding of this concept. The video features a Catholic lesbian minister who was fired from her parish job in the name of religious liberty.
How can the Catholic Church better adopt a humble disposition when it comes to LGBTQ folks? We should start by following the examples of our acolytes.
In the wake of multiple firings of LGBTQ people from Catholic institutions, the chair of the Fordham University’s theology department reported a disheartening political reality for the queer community in the form of two state court rulings.
This Ash Wednesday, Matthew’s Gospel helps us to reflect upon the truly valuable things in our lives.
Georgetown University is facing investigations regarding redirection of funding from an explicitly pro-family student group to pro-LGBTQ organizations.
Manhattan College, a Catholic campus in New York City, established its first LGBTQ support group in the early 1980’s. Since then, the organization has grown and flourished as its members continue to raise awareness and create a safe space for LGBTQ students on campus.
As the conversation around Fr. James Martin’s most recent book Building a Bridge continues, more voices have spoken in affirmation of Martin and his call for dialogue between the Church and the LGBT community.
On this Feast Day of All Saints, Roman Catholics celebrate the lives of all saints, both known and unknown within our Tradition. This includes the queer saints!
Has Pope Francis revived Pope John Paul II’s controversial “Theology of the Body” approach to sexual ethics, which is quite critical of LGBT identities and non-heteronormative family structures? One author says “Yes.” Here’s what that means. . .
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