Pope Francis Hosts Transgender Women for Vatican Luncheon

Pope Francis welcomed a group of transgender women, with whom he has formed an ongoing relationship, to a luncheon at the Vatican last week marking the church's World Day of the Poor. Read More

New Oral History Project Collects LGBTQ+ and Ally Catholics’ Stories

An oral history project gathering the stories of queer Catholics is underway at the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion at the Pacific School of Religion, California. Read More

LGBTQ+ Pilgrims to World Youth Day Were Visible, Affirming Presence

In August, among the more than one million young adults who traveled to Lisbon to be a part of World Youth Day were a group sent to shed light on the LGBTQ+ community in the Catholic Church. Read More

Review: New Book Tells of Gay Man’s Journey Towards Priesthood and Beyond

William Glenn’s "I Came Here Seeking a Person: A Vital Story of Grace; One Gay Man’s Spiritual Journey" is both timely and invaluable for its long perspective, covering a period of time from before Stonewall to today. Read More

Trans Church Worker Says of LGBTQ+ Catholics: “We’re Here. We’re Not Going Anywhere”

“We’re here, we’re not going anywhere.” This is the message Michael Sennett and his fellow LGBTQ+ parishioners sent with the annual Mass of Belonging held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Read More

We Must Find Pride and Power in Queer Spirituality, Writes Transgender Catholic

In an essay for National Catholic Reporter, Maxwell Kuzma, a transgender Catholic, writes about the power and pride of queer spirituality, even in the face of continual hate and discrimination. Read More

Finding God and Self by Bicycle During the Pandemic

I remember thinking about how strange it was to be transforming in real time—day by day, chin hair by chin hair; my voice dropping, decibel by decibel—in private. Read More

“The Scars Embody Liberation”: A Transgender Catholic’s Call for Self-Care

Many LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies proclaimed the simple truth that gender-affirming care is self-care. Read More

Catholic Faith Prompts Nebraska Legislator to Filibuster Anti-Transgender Legislation

Catholic faith has been motivating Nebraska State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh to block transphobic legislation. “I don't believe God makes mistakes. I believe that transgender children are perfect the way that they are," said Cavanaugh. Read More

A Great Flowering Tree in the Center of a Hoop

One of my greatest regrets with my father’s passing was that I was never able to truly come out to him as gay. Read More