Family Life

Upcoming Events:

Our Place at the Table A Retreat for LGBT Catholics, their parents, pastoral ministers, and interested persons.

September 19-21, 2014

Aston, PA For more information, click here.

The Holy Land: Ancient and New An LGBT-Friendly Pilgrimage with Sr. Jeannine Gramick

February 14-23, 2014

For more information, click here.

Latest news

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

This Advent, Practice Radical Hospitality with Pax Christi USA

Today's post features Pax Christi USA's Advent/Christmas 2017 reflection booklet, The Work of God's Hands, co-written by Bondings 2.0's Associate Editor Robert Shine. Read More

Bishops’ Support Grows for Fr. James Martin and “Building a Bridge”

As the conversation around Fr. James Martin’s most recent book Building a Bridge continues, more voices have spoken in affirmation of Martin and his call for dialogue between the Church and the LGBT community. Read More

Resources

  • Always Our Children – The U.S. bishops’ 1997 pastoral message to parents of lesbian/gay children and to pastoral ministers. To lesbian/gay people, the bishops said, “In you God’s love is revealed.” Read online and order copies here.
  • Fortunate Families – An organization of Catholic parents with LGBT children who journey together with a message of hope and unconditional love for families, and seek justice for their children.
  • LGBTQ Children in Catholic Families: A Deacon’s View of Holy Family Sunday – by Deacon Ray Dever
  • What Makes the Holy Family–and Our Families–Holy? – by Joseanne and Joseph Peregin of Drachma Parents (Malta)
  • The Ups and Downs and Ups of a Parents Support Group- by Paula Mattras
  • Being Elizabeth: The Call to Being a Parent of an LGBT Person – by Louise Laferia of Drachma Parents (Malta)
  • List of LGBT-Friendly Parishes and Faith Communities
  • List of LGBT-Friendly Catholic Colleges and Universities