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

Catholic Network Shares Ideas About Developing LGBTQ Ministry

In an opinion column for the Jersey Journal, pastor Fr. Alexander Santora of Hoboken, New Jersey, shared the hopes of many LGBTQ Catholics under the headline ‘Gays want Catholic church to acknowledge their goodness.’ Read More

New Ways Ministry Criticizes Archdiocese of Indianapolis for Firing LGBTQ Teacher

Another LGBTQ teacher at an Indianapolis Catholic high school has been fired because of an ultimatum presented by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:  fire the teacher or lose the right to call the school “Catholic.” Coming just days after another Catholic high school in the same city lost its ability to call itself “Catholic” for refusing to fire another LGBTQ teacher, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, for the good of the Church, to stop and re-consider its punitive policies. Read More

A Second Catholic School in Indianapolis Fires Gay Teacher

A Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has fired an LGBTQ employee over fears the archbishop would no longer recognize it as a Catholic institution. This decision was announced two days after a neighboring Catholic school was stripped of its formal affiliation with the Archdiocese for standing by an LGBTQ employee. 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