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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

“Plague,” A New Podcast, Remembers Complex Story of AIDS and the Catholic Church

A new podcast on AIDS and the Catholic Church is being lauded for its honest, challenging engagement with a harrowing period for lesbian and gay Catholics in the 1980s and 1990s. Read More

For World AIDS Day, How Will We Make a Difference?

Back in September of this year, I visited the National AIDS Memorial Grove for the first time. The Grove is in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and its mission is to provide a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten by future generations. Read More

Learning from Catholic Caregivers’ Response to the Early AIDS Epidemic

At this time of great uncertainty for LGBTQ Catholics, with every instance of progress being matched by one of regression, the living saints who cared for the early victims of the AIDS crisis call each of us to deeper communion. Read More