Sr. Jeannine Gramick Preaches on LGBTQ Ministry for First Sunday of Advent

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry and longtime LGBTQ advocate, was Catholic Women Preach's latest homilist, kicking off the liturgical year with her thoughts on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (which can be found here). Read More

The Feast of the Transfiguration Through a Catholic LGBTQ Lens

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration, commemorating the event where Jesus brought Peter, James, John, to the mountain top and revealed His beautiful and true identity as God.  We invite you to reflect on the importance and symbols of this story as they apply to you as an LGBTQ person or ally.  Read More

Composer David Haas Releases Song for Pride Month About Being “Wonderfully Made”

Catholic liturgical composer David Haas released a new song for Pride month based on Psalm 139, which reads "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Read More

PENTECOST: The Animated, Extravagant and Flamboyant Spirit of God

Pentecost is the day when the animated, extravagant and flamboyant Spirit of God explodes out into the streets with violent winds and a blazing fire that descends and rests on each and every person regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender, expression, gender-identity or sexual orientation. Read More

JOSEPH: Sent Ahead by God to Preserve Life

The story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers, can resonate with some members of the LGBTQ community who have been rejected by family and faith community, as Joseph was. Read More

Palm Sunday: “Surely This One Was Innocent”

One subtle “expectation” in many churches today is that every child who is baptized will grow up to lead a heteronormative life. When these expectations miscarry and a child later ackowledges an LGBTQ identity, the mood often shifts. Read More

Coming Home to Where Mercy Becomes Flesh

"Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and butcher it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." Read More

The Book of Esther: A Coming Out Story for Lent

While the entire Book of Esther makes for fascinating reading, the essence of the story of Esther, especially for the LGBT community, is how fear and unease can easily force a person into a “closet.” Read More

Transfiguration: A Complete Change Into a More Beautiful State

Each time we disclose a truth about ourselves, we part a veil. By doing so, we invite others to come into our lives and make contact with us. Parting any veil forces a degree of vulnerability and demands unimaginable trust and faith. Read More

“Lead Us Not Into TEMPTATION”

As we enter the season of Lent, take a moment to reflect on what part temptations and tests play in your spiritual life. Read More