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DignityUSA’s 25th National Gathering Focuses on a “Church Transfigured”

DignityUSA held its 25th national gathering this past weekend, which focused on the organization's vision for a church transfigured and included an award for gay theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: My Dream Wedding Is an LGBTQ Couple Marrying Before the Church

Fr. Bryan Massingale is a leading voice in the mission of dismantling homophobic and racist elements of the institutional Catholic Church. Today's post shares more of his story based on a recent profile of him. Read More

This MLK Weekend, I Still Have Dreams

"I want to warn against moving too quickly to see the deep parallels between King’s quest for racial justice and LGBTQ strivings for equal justice." Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale Calls for LGBTQ Inclusion in the Fight Against White Nationalism

Last month, Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace movement, awarded its "Teacher of Peace" designation to Fr. Bryan Massingale, who had a message for Catholics about LGBTQ inclusion. Read More

100+ Theologians Support New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

Catholic theologians are speaking out about why they support New Ways Ministry's pledge to bless same-gender couples, signed by more than 3,000 Catholics since it was launched in response to the Vatican's ban on such blessings. Read More

Cardinal Cupich, Elton John, and LGBTQ Catholics Comment on Vatican’s Blessings Ban

A top U.S. cardinal, Elton John, and LGBTQ Catholics worldwide are all weighing in on the Vatican's recent ban on blessings for same-gender unions, often with negative appraisals about an action causing much harm. Read More

While Some Continue to Laud Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Others Have a Different View

Theologians and LGBTQ Catholics, as well as secular advocates for equality have continued to offer mostly positive appraisals on Pope Francis' reiterated support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Church Must Respect LGBTQ Families As It Does Any Other Family

Theologian and gay priest Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about the need for the church to respect LGBTQ families and take pastoral care of LGBTQ more seriously, not only for the good of that community, but for the good of the church. Read More

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

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