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“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

Gay Reporter Tells Stories of Catholic AIDS Activists, U.S. Church’s Complicated Record in the 1980s

"The story of the AIDS crisis in America is inextricably linked to the Catholic Church," wrote Michael O'Loughlin as he began to tell the story of Sr. Carol Baltosiewich, her HIV/AIDS ministry in the 1980s, and the stories of other U.S. Catholics at the time. Read More

Austrian Cardinal Leads World AIDS Day Memorial, Provides Example to Follow

A cardinal in Austria led a memorial service for World AIDS Day at his archdiocesan cathedral, the first such event there which will hopefully be replicated elsewhere in future years. Read More

New Catholic Resource Looks at AIDS Through ‘Positive Faith’

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual remembrance to raise awareness of this disease, as well as to remember those who have passed on because of it and those who persevere as they live with HIV/AIDS. In the United Kingdom, one Catholic group has recently stepped up their work in regards to HIV/AIDS by releasing a series of videos and resources on their website.  Read More

AIDS Memorial in New York May Be Dismantled Due to Parish Closing

A Catholic parish in New York City that contains the one of the first public... Read More

Cardinal’s Friendship with Gay Man “Melted Away” Prejudices

A top cardinal’s words during an HIV/AIDS fundraiser reveals the power of personal encounter to break... Read More

Fr. Dan Berrigan’s (Forgotten) Ministry to LGBT Catholics at the Church’s Margins

When Father Daniel Berrigan passed away in late April, tributes and anecdotes poured out about... Read More

Is Elton John Correct? Is Pope Francis a 'Hero' for LGBT People?

This week, Pope Francis received exuberant praise from openly gay British rock star, Elton John.... Read More