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

Ash Wednesday: “Come Back to Me”

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, our annual season of repentance and renewal to prepare for the great feast of Easter.  "Bondings 2.0" introduces a new scriptural reflection series for LGBTQ people and allies, entitled "From Ashes to the Oil of Gladness." Read More

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