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Review: New Book AIDS & Catholicism Offers LGBTQ Catholics “Hope for a New Future”

"Hidden Mercy" is a timely work, and its stories call us to action. Michael O’Loughlin’s work provides hope for a new future. Read More

On World AIDS Day, The Story of a Gay Catholic Couple’s Ministry to the Disease’s Victims

As we commemorate World AIDS Day today, we remember those who have lost their lives and honor all who courageously and lovingly open their arms to the suffering. Since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s, a gay couple in upstate New York have opened their home to people with the disease. Read More

Pope Francis Writes Letter to Gay Catholic In Support Of Catholics Who Ministered During AIDS Crisis

Pope Francis has commended the ministry of Catholics who cared for victims of HIV/AIDS, doing so in a letter to the author of a new book on the subject. Read More

A Year into the Covid Crisis, Is Ash Wednesday Really Worth Marking This Year?

"Because the crises we face this Ash Wednesday are many and are intense, today feels less the beginning of a new liturgical season than a waypoint marked in a Lent that never ended last year. Introducing new or intensifying existing spiritual practices strikes me as unnecessary, or, if I am honest, just tiring." Read More

Fr. James Alison Publishes New Personal Essay on Life as a Gay Man in Relationship with God

Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian, has penned an astoundingly beautiful personal essay for The Christian Century’s series that focuses on the prompt, “How my mind has changed.”Alison reflects on moments and relationships throughout his life as a gay man that shaped his relationship with God and his studies of theology. Read More

In New Memoir, Writer Joseph Caldwell Calls Being Gay and Catholic a “Form of Grace”

A new review of playwright and novelist Joseph Caldwell’s memoir "In The Shadow of the Bridge" discusses Caldwell’s relationship to his Catholic faith in the context of sexuality. Read More

Cardinal: God’s First Question Is Not About Sexual Orientation, But About Care for the Poor

A cardinal has defended his participation in an AIDS fundraiser by suggesting the first question God asks is not about a person's sexual orientation, but about how they treat other people. Read More

Sale of Keith Haring Mural Ensures Continuation of LGBTQ-Friendly Parish

The Church of the Ascension in Manhattan has sold an iconic mural by the late artist Keith Haring for a whopping $3.9 million. Read More

Lesbian Softball Coach Fired Over Same-Gender Marriage; Other News Items

Today's post includes stories about a lesbian softball coach fired for being in a same-gender marriage, another fired church worker's settlement in her discrimination lawsuit, and how the Vatican funded the Elton John biopic.  Read More

For Third Time, Austrian Cardinal Welcomes AIDS Charity to Hold Fundraiser at Cathedral

Vienna's cardinal again welcomed an AIDS charity to the city's cathedral for an arts fundraiser, one of his many LGBTQ-positive acts in recent years. Read More