Catholic Schools in England Drop Terms “Mother” and “Father” on Admissions Forms

Catholic schools in England will no longer use the gendered terms "mother" and "father" on admissions forms after a government official ruled these could be potentially discriminatory. Read More

Beacons of Patience and Hope: A Queer Advent Journey with the Holy Family

Advent is often described as a time of cultivating hope, and I sometimes also see it as a time to cultivate patience. As a gay Hispanic worshiping in and working for the Church, patience and hope are virtues that I am obliged to foster. . . Read More

New Catholic Resource Looks at AIDS Through ‘Positive Faith’

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual remembrance to raise awareness of this disease, as well as to remember those who have passed on because of it and those who persevere as they live with HIV/AIDS. In the United Kingdom, one Catholic group has recently stepped up their work in regards to HIV/AIDS by releasing a series of videos and resources on their website.  Read More

Catholic Mom’s Road to Accepting Trans Son Is Paved with Mercy

When Emily Garvey learned that her daughter was transitioning from female to male, it was not an easy journey for the Catholic mom. "If I’m being honest here, and it’s humbling to admit this, it made me uncomfortable," Garvey said. But then God stepped in. . .  Read More

Preparing for an LGBTQ Christmas: Celebrating the Love that Overcomes

Dignity/Washington members have produced a booklet entitled "And the Darkness Shall Not Overcome It:  Reflections on the Advent and Christmas Readings Through an LGBTQ Lens."  They want to share it with others in the hopes that sharing the experience of the Light which overcomes darkness will help any person of faith find a common experience of wonder. Read More

Against Right-Wing Pressure, Catholic Bishop and College Stand by Fr. James Martin

A Catholic college and Pennsylvania bishop are the latest public supporters of Fr. James Martin, SJ, after they refused to concede to right-wing activists who wanted the priest disinvited from a scheduled speaking appearance. Read More

Nottingham Parish Welcomes LGBT People at Mass

“My hope, as I travel about the diocese, is that more LGBT Catholics do feel welcome and part of the parish where they attend Mass, and that they are involved in its life and work. These occasional Masses for LGBT Catholics, their families and friends, in various parts of the diocese of Nottingham are more to reassure those LGBT Catholics who may feel hurt and uncared for by the Church, that they are very much part of the pastoral care I wish to ensure is offered to all Catholics in the diocese.” Read More

Giving Thanks for All That We Have Received

In the United States of America, today is Thanksgiving Day, a time set aside each... Read More

The Circular Journey to Catholic LGBT Equality

How can we move forward in a circle without ending up stuck in a spin? Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Time for Catholics to Speak and Act

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance,  a time to pause to think about the many transgender people beaten and murdered over the past year, and for many years previously. Read More