Gay College Football Player’s Story Echoes Around the World

The experience of living authentically and honestly provides a person with good self-esteem and wells of interior courage. But it also helps other people. And it can change the world. Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Patroness of LGBTQ and Other Outcast People

A pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine shows a queer Catholic woman that we all belong to the church. No exceptions. Read More

Share Your LGBT Story as a Christmas Gift to the Catholic Church

Surely an attempt to explore why Catholics join, leave, and remain in the church has to include voices of LGBT people, their loved ones, and vocal allies? Read More

New Ways Ministry Blogger Is Heading to World Youth Day 2019

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot in my life, but there’s never been a trip quite like the one I’ll be embarking on soon. Read More

Remembering a Cornucopia of Blessings on Thanksgiving Day

It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  As families and friends gather for celebrations today, we've also gathered the New Ways Ministry family of staff, volunteers, and board members to share some of what they are grateful for this year.  Read More

Jesuit’s Coming Out Story Reminds Us We Are All Mysteries

Coming out stories never get old.  Each one is a gem:  a blend of overcoming fear, dealing with rejection, sometimes being surprised by acceptance, and feeling the freedom of being authentic.  Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, a staff member of the Performing Arts Department at the University of Detroit-Mercy, recently shared his coming out story with his campus. Read More

Convert Shares Why LGBT Pride Celebrations Are the Reason She Became Catholic

Though they often do not make headlines, parish LGBT ministries are one of the most important ways that Catholics are living into the inclusive and just church which they seek. One writer recently shared how such a parish ministry helped her become Catholic, and there is similar work being undertaken across the U.S. Read More

Gay Catholic to Faithful: “Walk in My Shoes” to Know Me as a Person, Not an Abstraction

A gay Catholic writer has shared his story in an appeal for Catholics to "walk in my shoes" so they can understand him and other LGBT people as human beings rather than as abstractions. Read More

Would St. Oscar Romero Use the Term “LGBT” and Recognize a Queer Couple’s Love?

His cause stalled for nearly four decades, the institutional church finally recognized yesterday what the people of God have known all along: Monseñor Oscar Romero is a saint! With the Synod on Youth underway in Rome, I suggest here that this newly-canonized, but longtime saint can lead us forward towards LGBT liberation. Read More

New Book on Catholic Women Includes LGBT Issues Discussions

A new book about Catholic women that includes chapters on LGBT issues was launched in Rome this week in anticipation of the Synod on Youth. Read More