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Editor of Book on Lesbian/Queer Nuns Reflects on Coming Out and Authenticity

"This is who I am. I'm happy with it,” affirms Sr. Grace Surdovel of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she reflected on her identity as both a religious sister and a lesbian woman. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Catholic Nun Makes List of “19 Incredible Lesbians…Making the World a Better Place”

A Catholic nun was included on a list of “19 incredible lesbians who are loud, proud and making the world a better place,” published by Yahoo News in honor of Lesbian Visibility Week. Read More

Scholars’ New Report Seeks to End “Cruel and False Teachings” on Homosexuality

A new report from theologians and other scholars has been released that argues against the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality with the aim of helping "end this cruel and false teaching." Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More

The Eucharist: Gated Banquet or Public Feast?

America Magazine recently featured pieces on Communion denial from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver and Fr. Louis Cameli. Today, theologian Cristina Traina writes about what both clerics got wrong. Read More

Lesbian Nuns Are Staying in the Church, Continuing to Wrestle with It, Say Authors

As a Sister of Mercy, Janet Rozzano has spent a lifetime focused on compassion and love towards the marginalized. Yet it was not until she was in her 40s and had been a sister for over 25 years that she also began to offer that same acceptance to herself as she explored her sexual identity as a lesbian. Read More

Authors of Book on Lesbian and Queer Nuns Speak Out in New Interview

Authors from New Ways Ministry's new book on lesbian and queer women religious share their stories of coming out, the spiritual life, community, and more.  Read More

New Documentary Features Two Former Nuns Who Left Religious Life After Falling in Love

A documentary released last fall tells the story of two former nuns who fell in love and left religious life to be with one another. Read More

Australian Bishops State Their Opposition to Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy

A bill to ban conversion therapy in Australia has stirred up controversy, with some religious leaders arguing that the proposed law limits religious freedom and other leaders arguing it offers strong protections for LGBTQ persons. Read More