Bishop Warns Priests to Not Minister to Dignity/Detroit

An auxiliary bishop in Michigan has banned priests under his jurisdiction from celebrating Masses for Dignity/Detroit, a decision that comes following a note from Archbishop Allen Vigneron about LGBTQ people. Read More

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More

LGBTQ Group to Hold Welcoming Dance After Being Banned from St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Pride Center of Staten Island announced it would be having a “Gay St. Patrick’s Dance” this coming Saturday after having been banned from marching in the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

New “Catholic Women Strike” Initiative Includes LGBTQ Equality in Demands for Church

A new initiative launched by the Women's Ordination Conference and partner groups is calling on Catholics to engage in a month of "coordinated, global, prophetic demonstrations" for women's equality in the church, a call that includes LGBTQ equality, too. Read More

Outreach 2020 Conference to Bring Together LGBTQ Catholics and Allies This June

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has announced registration is now open for an upcoming conference on LGBT pastoral ministry to be held at Fordham University this summer. Read More

Transfiguration = Coming Out

"When I think about the transfiguration I see Jesus on that mountain revealing a very secret, special, and essential part of himself his disciples." Read More

Unexpected Grace: How a Welcoming Parish Softened One LGBTQ Catholic’s Heart

An LGBTQ parishioner in Washington, D.C. has experienced a spiritual renewal in which they discovered a warm and loving environment at his local Catholic parish that softened their hardened attitudes toward the church. Read More

Br. Mickey McGrath’s Latest Art Features Archbishop’s Welcome to Transgender Catholics

A new piece of art from Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS, has beautifully depicted the supportive words for transgender Catholics that Washington D.C. archbishop Wilton Gregory shared last summer. Read More

Students Rally After Carroll College’s Dress Code Leads to Drag Show Cancellation

Students at a Catholic college in Montana rallied in support of two campus groups after administrative pressure forced a drag show to be canceled. Read More

Minnesota Bishops’ Anti-Transgender School Policy Lacks Science, Theological Imagination

Bishops in Minnesota have adopted anti-transgender policies for Catholic schools in their dioceses that will continue to marginalize and harm the well-being of transgender students. Read More