As New Year Dawns, Greet It with “Yes”

Some musings on one of the most confusing day of the year for Catholics. Read More

Awaken to the Angels’ Good News at Christmas!

On this very special morning, let's be fully woke! Read More

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Mary, Elizabeth, and the LGBT Family

Every family has unique and cherished traditions and stories. The oldest members are often the keepers of these riches and pass them on from generation to generation keeping alive a treasured link between past, present, and future. By including the story of Mary visiting her pregnant cousin Elizabeth, the Gospel writer Luke gives us a rare glimpse into female friendship, motherhood, and familial support. Read More

Second Sunday of Advent: The Return of the Exiles

Continue your Advent journey with "Bondings 2.0" by reflecting on how the ancient words of Isaiah and John the Baptist relate to today's exiles. Read More

Go on a Journey with New Ways Ministry

To assist the spiritual development of our LGBT and Ally supporters, New Ways Ministry has developed three types of journeys to embark on:  a pilgrimage to Belgium and Germany in April 2019;  an online Scripture reflection series for groups and individuals; and an online Advent reflection series.   Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Solidarity with LGBT People Is a Pro-Life Issue

The forced resignation of San Diego gay pastoral worker Aaron Bianco because of violent threats against him, his husband, and his family by right-wing Catholics has other members speaking out in support of Catholic values which affirm LGBT people.  Read More

Pope’s Homily at Synod’s Closing Mass Has Lessons for Those in LGBT Ministry

Pope Francis' homily underlined themes and messages from the synod which are ones that he frequently has touched upon. Several of them are applicable to those involved in Catholic LGBT ministry. Read More

Brunch Epiphanies

In my mind’s eye, I regularly attend the most fascinating brunches, where the mimosas are bottomless, and both laughter and tears surface in equal measure. Read More

Read Today’s Gospel–And This Blog Post–All the Way to the End

Perhaps it isn’t prudent to begin a scripture reflection by noting that the Gospel passage about which one is to write includes one’s least favorite bible verse. You know the one: it’s not uncommon to see it flash by on a sports broadcast where a fan – or an athlete - has it scrawled on a sign, or on their face, a la Tim Tebow.  Read More

Turning Over Tables With Jesus

“He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area.” This image from today’s gospel is not the way I like to imagine Jesus. Read More