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Exploring the Unique Contours of Doing LGBTQ Outreach with Latinx Communities

Across the United States, priests, parents, and church workers are creating spiritual programs to build a more inclusive church for Latinx LGBTQ Catholics. Although the majority of these initiatives incorporate a holistic understanding of LGBTQ identity, not all of them fully embrace the beautiful diversity of God’s Latinx LGBTQ children. Read More

Detroit Archdiocese Bans Group Formed to Support Families of LGBTQ Catholics

An auxiliary bishop in Detroit has told a parish group formed to support families of LGBTQ Catholics that they could not meet or hold events on church property, including the local church which had housed them for decades. Read More

To Foster Healing, Parish Crafts Blankets for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

A local Catholic parish in Connecticut has started a new initiative aimed at healing the relationship between its LGBTQ members and the broader spiritual community.  Read More

Fr. James Martin Responds to Philadelphia Archbishop’s Criticism of LGBTQ Talk

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has issued a response to a recent column by Philadelphia's outgoing archbishop that criticized Martin for alleged ambiguities in his LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” Series Shows Working of Grace, Can Lead to Moments of Encounter

Queer Eye, Netflix's television series where five gay men provide life makeovers for clients in often dramatic ways, is, in one reviewer's words, "probably the strongest and most vivid representation currently on display in popular culture of how grace works." Read More

Resigned Priest Shares Journey of Being a Transgender Catholic Loved by God

A transgender woman who left the Catholic priesthood after transitioning has shared her story as an affirmation that God still supports her. Read More

Responding to Vatican’s Gender Document, Catholics Urge Church Leaders to Really Listen

A Catholic sister who has worked with transgender people for two decades shared her thoughts on the Vatican's gender document released last month, one of many reactions about the controversial text still being published. Read More

Priest Suspended after Coming Out as Gay, Criticizing “Big Pink Elephant” in Church

Pastors in the Netherlands have again made headlines this year for their LGBTQ advocacy, this time involving a rainbow crosswalk and a controversial new book. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

Cupich: Data Clear that Homosexuality Not a Cause of Clergy Sexual Abuse

A lead organizer for the Vatican's summit on clergy sexual abuse this week has said homosexuality is neither a cause of abuse nor a central problem in the priesthood. Read More