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.
About Lizzie Sextro
Lizzie Sextro, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, received a BA in Theology and English in 2016 from Loyola University Chicago. This past May, she graduated from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry with her Masters of Theological Studies. She is excited to be back in St. Louis and seeking ministry positions, and in the future, she hopes to get her PhD in systematic theology.
Entries by Lizzie Sextro
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. . .
Theologian Massimo Faggioli and President John Petillo of Sacred Heart University have analyzed some of the issues regarding recent social media attacks from “far-right” Catholic groups who use vicious rhetoric against LGBT people. Here’s what they had to say . . .
In 1614, a man named “Tibira,” a member of the Brazilian indigenous Tupi tribe, was executed by a group of French Christian missionaries. His crime? Sodomy. Now one LGBT activist was to make Tibira a “queer saint”. . .
In preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on “young people, faith and vocational discernment,” 20 young Catholics, 70 theologians, and dozens of priests and academics gathered in Rome from September 11-15 to begin preliminary conversations around the Synod’s theme.
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