Virtual Catholic LGBTQ Pride Event: “We, Though Many, Are One Body” 

To help Catholics celebrate LGBTQ Pride in this challenging time, New Ways Ministry will host a virtual prayer service and gathering entitled, "We, Though Many, Are One Body." Read More

Supreme Court Hears Catholic School Cases that Could Impact LGBTQ Church Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases concerning the various factors that will determine how workers may be classified as “ministers” when employed by religious institutions. The decision in these joined cases could have an impact on the scores of employment disputes involving LGBTQ issues that have occurred in the last decade. Read More

LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

With Catholic Support, Polish Government Seeks to Define LGBTQ People as Child Abusers

The Polish government’s targeted political campaign against the LGBTQ community continues to gain traction, driven by its ultranationalist leading party and galvanized by the institutional church as well as by Polish society, of which a majority identifies as Catholic.   Read More

Catholic School in U.K. Recognized for LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum on Sex and Relationships

As schools across the United Kingdom prepare to begin implementing the national Department of Education's inclusive Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, some Catholic primary schools are being recognized for already establishing inclusive curricula and for supporting LGBTQ students. Read More

In New Memoir, Comedian Cameron Esposito Digs into Queer Liberation, Catholic Upbringing

Cameron Esposito’s new memoir Save Yourself is the story she needed when she was younger. The lesbian comedian tracks the story of her Catholic upbringing and queer liberation, including an early interest in the priesthood and majoring in theology at a Catholic university Read More

Pope Francis Sends Almoner to Help Transgender Community Affected by COVID-19

Pope Francis sent his personal almoner to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Remembering Tomie dePaola, The Gay Children’s Book Author Who Painted Catholic Tales

When children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola died at 85, he left behind a legacy of love and scores of devoted fans raised on his gentle and wondrous works, many of which involved Catholicism. Read More

What I Wish I Could Tell My Students

One student posed a question along these lines: “Where are all the queer campus ministers? Why aren’t they standing up to administration when queer students are targeted or excluded?” Read More

Devastation and Sacrament on the Road to Emmaus

I have to admit, I felt like the Easter Grinch during the last few weeks of Lent, convinced that with all the pain and suffering in the world right now, Christ would stay in the tomb this time. After reflecting on today’s Gospel story of  the Emmaus encounter, it brings me comfort to wonder if the disciples felt the same way that I feel now. Read More