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Virtual Catholic LGBTQ Pride Event: “We, Though Many, Are One Body” 

To help Catholics celebrate LGBTQ Pride in this challenging time, New Ways Ministry will host a virtual prayer service and gathering entitled, "We, Though Many, Are One Body." Read More

Supreme Court Hears Catholic School Cases that Could Impact LGBTQ Church Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases concerning the various factors that will determine how workers may be classified as “ministers” when employed by religious institutions. The decision in these joined cases could have an impact on the scores of employment disputes involving LGBTQ issues that have occurred in the last decade. Read More

LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

Remembering Terrence McNally and His Controversial Depiction of Gay Men & Catholicism

he New York Times’ obituary of playwright Terrence McNally who died in late-March from COVID-19, recalled his many accomplishments, including multiple Tony awards and his ability to expand theater audiences’ horizons through his depictions of gay life. McNally was the creator of Corpus Christi, though, in a separate remembrance of the playwright  in Commonweal, Paul Baumann notes this controversial gay play was curiously absent from the Times’ recounting of McNally’s works.  Read More

In Times of Uncertainty, We Turn to Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Michael Sennett reflects on how do we answer Jesus’ call to move forward in the storm of COVID-19 and a church that fails to include LGBTQ people if we do not know the way? Read More

Progetto Gionata Publishes Resources on Experiences of Italian Parents with LGBTQ Children

An Italian organization for families with LGBTQ members has released a free publication for parents with LGBTQ children, as well as an accompanying video. Read More

In New Book, Former Pope Benedict XVI Says Marriage Equality “Absurd,” Linked to Antichrist

Former Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that marriage equality would have been an "absurd" idea a century ago, but to deny it leads to a social excommunication today. He continued that equal marriage rights, alongside abortion and reproductive technologies are of the Antichrist. Read More

For Lesbian Visibility Day, Swiss Theologian Writes on Church’s Dual Discrimination

In an open letter from Zurich, Switzerland, Catholic theologian Susanne Birke shared her experience as a "woman loving female" for Lesbian Visibility Day, which took place on April 26th. Read More

Catholic School in U.K. Recognized for LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum on Sex and Relationships

As schools across the United Kingdom prepare to begin implementing the national Department of Education's inclusive Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, some Catholic primary schools are being recognized for already establishing inclusive curricula and for supporting LGBTQ students. Read More

St. Rachel Held Evans, Pray for Us!

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the death of Rachel Held Evans, a writer who was born into an Evangelical family, but who later moved to the Episcopal Church.  So, where are the Catholic and LGBTQ dimensions in this anniversary? Read More