Boston College Opens New Exhibit Exploring History of LGBTQ Catholics

Boston College has opened a new exhibit exploring the history of LGBTQ Catholics, and it hopes to tell a different story than the common narrative of antagonism between the church and the queer community. Read More

The Question Is Not “Was Cardinal John Henry Newman Gay?” But “Was He Straight?”

To find an answer to the question “Was Cardinal Newman gay?” I think may best be answered by rephrasing the question to "Was Cardinal Newman straight?" Read More

Exhibit Profiles Lesbian Couple Who Left Religious Life But Not the Struggle for Justice

A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century. Read More

Editor of Book on Lesbian/Queer Nuns Reflects on Coming Out and Authenticity

"This is who I am. I'm happy with it,” affirms Sr. Grace Surdovel of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she reflected on her identity as both a religious sister and a lesbian woman. Read More

Korean Translation of Book Highlights Difficulties of Church Language on LGBTQ Issues

"Building a Bridge" by Jesuit Fr. James Martin has been translated into Korean, making it the first book for LGBTQ Catholics in Korea. Read More

In “Montero,” Lil Nas X Shows How Black, Queer Sexuality Holds Keys to Liberation

“When I see Lil Nas X dancing into the depths of hell on a stripper pole, I see Jesus,” wrote Jordan DeSanto in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

Rescheduled Conference on Catholic LGBTQ Issues to Take Webinar Form This June

A conference on Catholic LGBTQ issues originally slated for last summer has been rescheduled for this June as a webinar, announced Jesuit Fr. James Martin on his Facebook page. Relatedly, a new documentary premiering this month features the priest’s LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Gay Writer Explores Lifelong Shame Produced by His Catholic Upbringing

The effects of growing up as a gay youth in a conservative Catholic setting have been long-lasting for one writer who recently described his experience in a newspaper column. He is not alone: research shows that growing up in an environment of intense shame often has deep psychological effects that can stay with a person for a lifetime. Read More

New York Catholics Rallied on Easter Sunday Against Vatican Blessing Ban ; Other News

Today's post features several Catholic LGBTQ news updates, including one story about protests that happened Easter Sunday against the Vatican's ban on same-gender blessings. Read More