“Intrinsically Disordered”: How We Got There, Why It Matters, and What We Should Do About It

The Roman Catholic Church uses the terminology "intrinsic, objective disorder" to describe lesbian and gay sexuality, but more and more Catholics are speaking out about the harm that such language causes. How did we get strapped with such terminology and what can we do about it? Read More

Cultivating Sexual Desire: Theological and Pastoral Reflections

On April 22, 2018, Professor Patricia Beattie Jung delivered the Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture,... Read More

Conference on Gender & Sexuality Asks ‘Why Stay?’

Graduate students at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College ask why LGBTQ+ students should "stay" in the Catholic Church in an academic conference.  Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Church Leaders Need to “Own Up to Modern Biology” on LGBT Issues

Will there someday be a world without gender? This possibility is explored by theologian Ilia Delio in a recent piece for "Global Sisters Report." Read More

Theologian’s Writing on Queer Jesus Are “Highly Offensive and Blasphemous,” Says Bishop

A bishop has described a theologian's decade-old, LGBT-informed writings on the New Testament as "highly offensive and blasphemous," igniting a controversy that has made sensational headlines but with little basis. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Catholics Should Expect “Messy Period” on LGBT Inclusion

A leading theologian and priest has said the Catholic Church should expect a "messy period" when it comes to LGBT inclusion, a period similar to that experienced in other Christian denominations as they moved to become more affirming. Read More

Lost in Translation: Our Baptismal Identity

God bestows that common, fundamental identity equally on all of us in baptism, a physical sign of grace for our actual, embodied, living selves, with all our histories, bumps, warts, and “tendencies.” Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Irish Theologian Urges Greater Acceptance of Gays

March, a month in which we all celebrate Irish heritage, has had some shaky news about relationships between the Irish and LGBT communities. But 18 years ago, an eminent Irish theologian was arguing for greater LGBT inclusion in the church. Read More

Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

A Humble Church of Acolytes

How can the Catholic Church better adopt a humble disposition when it comes to LGBTQ folks? We should start by following the examples of our acolytes.  Read More