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 Woman Among Catholic Feminists Applying for Church Offices Reserved to Men

A transgender woman was part of a group of eight women who recently applied to fill roles in Catholic ministries that are currently reserved for men. The group, called Toutes Apôtres! (All Apostles!) is part of a new wave of French Catholic feminism. Read More

Is the Courage Model Appropriate as LGBTQ Ministry?

Is a support group for celibacy, like Courage, a model appropriate for all who wish to deepen their commitment, grow in virtue, and serve the Church? Read More

Haitian Church Leaders Oppose Legal Reforms to Protect LGBTQ People; And More News

Today's post features news about Haitian church leaders' opposition to protections for LGBTQ people, awards for Michael O'Loughlin's podcast about AIDS and the Catholic Church, and more. 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