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How Can I Stay? Finding Manna in the Desert of Exclusion

How could I stay in an institution that made God’s love so small, so exclusive? Read More

The “Glory Days” Are Our Daily Lives Now

The “glory days” are our daily lives, and the best is truly yet to come when we can rejoice with the Lord. Read More

Still, The Arc in the Church Continues to Bend

“What are you, a masochist?” We in the Catholic LGBTQ community sometimes hear this question from well-meaning, non-Catholic friends, who wonder how we can remain in a Church that seems, in many ways, not to want us. Read More

Jesus’ Invitation to Disarm Is a Call for LGBTQ Catholics and Church Leaders, Too

LGBTQ+ Catholics call church members to welcome others in community instead of resorting to self-righteous acts of judgment. Read More

The Transfiguration: God’s Invitation to Being Your Whole LGBTQ Self

How are our lives as LGBTQ Catholics transfigured when we look at them through the lens of God’s loving presence?  Read More

Faith in Queer Futures

Let’s dream, as Moses did, of that reality we may never see, but that will exist for our children, and our children’s children... Read More

Learning to Love Those Who Harm Us

Jesus tells us that, whenever a person strikes us in one cheek, we should offer the other cheek. Wait, what? Read More

“His Name Is Michael”

A turning point came during my junior year of college, when my name was finally legally changed. To celebrate, my friends threw me a surprise party and everyone wore nametags that said “his name is Michael.” Read More

“You, In Pain, Are No Closer to God”

Some of us queer Catholics can get stuck in “Depart from me, Lord.”  It’s hard to make it to “Do not be afraid.” Read More

Love: The Difference Between Knowing and Knowing About

These readings display the root of the Church’s traditional rejection of our LGBTQ community: it “knows about” us in a catechism sort of way...But it is only beginning to know us." Read More