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The Saga of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Tragedy.

Rather than a scandal, this saga involving Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill is a tragedy. And the tragic element of it is not being addressed. Read More

Article from Brazil Reveals How Repressing Gay Priests Harms the Whole Church

Today’s post will look at the toll repression of gay priests takes on the whole church. Read More

Profile of Gay Priests in Brazil Reveals the High Personal Toll of Repressing One’s Sexuality

A 2020 BBC profile of several gay Brazilian priests offer insights into the church’s approach to  homosexuality in their own ranks and lessons on how the church could evolve. Today’s post will look at the personal toll repression takes on the number of gay priests within the church. Read More

Gay Jesuit Priest: “We dream of a church that will accept us.”

An openly gay Jesuit priest has written about his spiritual journey as he wrestled with the harmonization of his religious vocation and sexual identity. Read More

The Unique Spirituality of Father Mychal Judge

Is Mychal Judge a gay saint? Yes, without a doubt. But not simply because he was a gay man who was also holy. Read More

God Dwells in Us: New Documentary Explores Life and Love of LGBTQ Catholic Family

At a time when some Catholic dioceses are firing LGBTQ teachers, musicians, and staff members because they are considered incompatible with the gospel or the Catholic faith, Tom Loehr’s new documentary, "The Golds: A Portrait of an American Family," offers a more human story of LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

When Life Feels Like You’re Spinning Around and Around

"By peeling away the layers of shame and homophobia, I finally connected with the Spirit of God flowing through me which lifted me out of the darkness and despair." Read More

Catholic Historian Pushes for Canonization of Fr. Mychal Judge as a Saint for Our Times

With the causes of Fr. Michael McGivney and Bishop Fulton Sheen before us, historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings believes that there is another candidate who, if canonized, would hold more relevance for our present situation: Fr. Mychal Judge. 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

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