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New Profile of Fr. Bryan Massingale Details His Mission to Seek LGBTQ, Racial Justice

A new profile in The Revealer. an online religion publication, discusses the justice work of Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor at Fordham University, New York, and one of the foremost Catholic social ethicists. Massingale, who is gay and Black, describes himself as a ‘scholar activist.' He has been compared to a ‘prophet’ for his passionate work in areas of race, sexuality, and gender. Read More

Next Steps: Experiencing the Call to LGBTQ Ministry

To begin our journey to take the next steps toward developing LGBTQ ministry, we are starting with something with which you should be very familiar: you. Read More

Revisiting Vatican’s LGBTQ-Negative Gender Document on First Anniversary of Its Publication

One year ago today, the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published a document on gender that was roundly criticized by LGBTQ advocates for its negative approach. Today's post on the anniversary features a perspective from the intersection of faith and science. Read More

Fr. James Alison Writes on Being a Gay Priest, Fighting Institutional Homophobia

In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. James Alison uses the metaphor of sheep, shepherds, and wolves to explain how he works to address the problem of institutionalized homophobia in the church, as well as to recall his own personal experiences as a gay priest and his support of other LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Tribunal Rules LGBTQ Group’s Discrimination Complaint Against Parish Can Proceed

A Canadian tribunal has ruled that an LGBTQ organization’s human rights complaint against a Catholic parish can proceed. The lawsuit centers on the parish's refusal to rent its community space to the LGBTQ group for a fundraising event. Read More

Queer, Catholic, and White: My Own Trinitarian Identity

"Today is Trinity Sunday and the first Sunday of Pride month. What an opportune day then to reflect on my own Trinitarian identity as one person who is at once queer, Catholic, and white." Read More

Praying and Acting Together as One Body Ahead of Virtual Catholic LGBTQ Pride

A week from tomorrow, nearly 300 people from 13 countries will come together for "We, Though Many, Are One Body," a virtual celebration of Catholic LGBTQ Pride. This coming week, pray and act together with Catholics worldwide for a more equal church. Read More

Words, Words, Words

"Stop disputing about words. This serves no useful purpose since it harms those who listen."  Read More

As Pride Commences, LGBTQ Catholic Advocates Demand the Church Say “Black Lives Matter”

Two noted Catholic LGBTQ advocates have written about this moment in history and its connections to white supremacy in the United States. Today's post features excerpts from these authors' words about how Catholics can and should respond to the urgent demand that police and state violence stop killing black people. Read More

Detroit Archdiocese Bans Group Formed to Support Families of LGBTQ Catholics

An auxiliary bishop in Detroit has told a parish group formed to support families of LGBTQ Catholics that they could not meet or hold events on church property, including the local church which had housed them for decades. Read More