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The Church Is LGBTQ Catholics’ Rightful Home—And We’re Here to Stay

The time when LGBTQ Catholics had to leave the Church to be safe or to not make others uncomfortable is over. This is our rightful home, we are here to stay. 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

Even the Stones Will Cry Out

As Holy Week descends upon us, I think of Jesus’ words in the context of a wave of legislation in the U.S. that is attempting to attack the most vulnerable in our LGBTQ community. 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

Who’s Prodigal Now? Queer People Need to Know

A third definition of “prodigal” in the dictionary surprised me: “yielding abundantly: LUXURIANT.” With this definition, my understanding of the parable of the Prodigal Son shifted. 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