The “glory days” are our daily lives, and the best is truly yet to come when we can rejoice with the Lord.
About Michael Sennett
Michael Sennett (he/him/his) is the Director of Communications and Media Specialist at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Chestnut Hill, MA. He has participated in LGBTQ+ ministry since 2014. In 2018, he received his undergraduate degree in communications with a minor in religious studies. Michael finds many joys in his faith and appreciates the testimonies of queer spirituality.
Entries by Michael Sennett
“Bless me Father, for I have sinned,” I nervously spoke to the priest sitting next to me. He nodded and waited for me to continue, but suddenly my tongue felt foreign in my mouth
A turning point came during my junior year of college, when my name was finally legally changed. To celebrate, my friends threw me a surprise party and everyone wore nametags that said “his name is Michael.”
LGBTQ+ Catholics encounter immense hostility, yet we remain faithful servants to the very Church that rejects us time and time again.
Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God?
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 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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