Outreach Conference on LGBTQ+ Ministry Had Palpable Sense of Gladness and Welcome

The first in-person Outreach LGBTQ Ministry Conference, held in June at Fordham University, was an occasion for celebration of LGBTQ+ Catholic identities, commitment to ongoing ministry, and discussion of the LGBTQ+ issues today. Read More

A Solid Wooden Bowl, Beautifully Carved

The wooden bowl tells us the same message. To be rich in what matters to God is to share ourselves and our belongings. To take our abundance and offer it to others. Read More

New Pastor Calls Pride Month “Diabolical” and “Unnatural” in Parish Bulletin

LGBTQ+ advocates in Ohio protested at a church where the pastor referred to Pride Month as "diabolical" and "unnatural" in a letter in the parish bulletin. Read More

Staten Island Leaders Defund St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

Community board members in Staten Island, New York, have voted to withhold taxpayer money from the borough’s St. Patrick’s Parade Committee due to years of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Archbishop Cordileone Asks Senators to Vote Against Enshrining Marriage Equality into Law

A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee chair has written to legislators asking them to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act should it come before them. Read More

Church’s Homosexuality Teaching Needs “Clear Adjustment,” Writes German Lay Leader

The head of Germany's largest lay association has written that the church needs a "clear adjustment" in its teachings on homosexuality, coming the same week the Vatican issued further criticism of that nation's Synodal Way process. Read More

Review: “This Body I Wore” Can Move Imaginations to Love Transgender People

By focusing on one person, "This Body I Wore" brings readers into the middle of the messy, deeply human journey of someone whose perspectives about being trans they might more readily consider, and perhaps someone they could come to love. Read More

Singapore’s Cardinal-Designate Seeks LGBTQ Welcome; And More News

Today's post includes news about cardinal-designate who leads the Archdiocese of Singapore made positive comments about including LGBTQ people in the church's welcome and other items. Read More

For Their Sake

"Will you do it for their sake? Will you minister to these people, these queer and trans people, these abortion patients and providers, these parents and children who are now and who are yet to be, these created beings threatened by climate catastrophe? Will you do it for them?" Read More

U.S. District Judge Dismisses Fired Gay Church Worker’s Discrimination Suit

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a gay former Catholic school teacher’s discrimination lawsuit, which came after he was fired over eventual plans to marry his boyfriend. Read More