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

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Catholics Meet on Gay Role in Clergy

It seems like you can't open a Catholic periodical or look at a Catholic news website today without the subject of gay priests being discussed somewhere.  But almost 30 years ago, the topic of gay clergy, as well as lesbian sisters and gay religious brothers, was so unique that a day-long conference about these categories of people was the subject of articles in both The New York Times  and The Washington Post. Read More

The Courage to Be Me

I first attended a Courage meeting when I was 24 years old and a student in the Master of Theological Studies program at the University of Notre Dame.I was told I could find like-minded Catholics to support me in the struggle against my sexuality.  Read More

‘Confessions of a Gay Catholic’ Offers a Comic View of a Faith Journey

While many LGBT Catholics have struggled with their faith and their feelings of being unwelcome and excluded from the church, hardly any have created a comedy show based on their experiences Read More

Without Words

I forgot that my friends can see these posts. Via Facebook Messenger last night, one asked me, “So what will you write at that website about the Philadelphia grand jury report?” Read More

The Catholic Church: ‘We’ll Leave the Light On for You.’

I have a confession to make. I could be predictable and show up at the designated time, enter the room, begin the litany – “Bless me Father, for I have sinned…” I know the drill. But this is a different kind of confession. Read More

Giving Up the Catholic Church and Finding Beyoncé

Michael Arceneaux Writer Michael Arceneaux recently was a guest on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air show with interviewer Terry Gross to discuss his new memoir: I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reason’s I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé.   His story is a tale that Catholic leaders and pastoral ministers need to hear.   Read More

Catholic and LGBT: Stories of Faith, Family, and Love

Two booklets containing the personal stories and faith journeys of LGBT Catholics and their families are now available in electronic form, spreading the power of experience as a way to build inclusiveness and equality. Read More

Telling the Stories of LGBTQ Catholics: An Interview with Xorje Olivares

Xorje Olivares is the queer Latino host of "Affirmative Reaction" on SiriusXM's progressive channel.  He's also Catholic. He's telling the stories of LGBTQ Catholics in print and on radio. Read More