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Stonewall’s Jubilee: A Time for Joyous Prayer

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion when LGBT customers of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City resisted arrest during a raid and began four days of very public demonstrations for equality in the streets of Greenwich Village. Take a few moments to be quiet and pray in thanksgiving for all who have gone before us and paved the way for where we are now. Read More

Vatican Meeting with LGBT Advocates Is a “Great Step Forward,” But More Action Needed

The Vatican’s meeting on April 5, 2019 with lawyers and leaders from international LGBT human rights organizations is a great step forward for improving the relationship between LGBT people and the Catholic Church, but more urgent statements and actions are needed. Read More

New Ways Ministry Blogger Is Heading to World Youth Day 2019

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot in my life, but there’s never been a trip quite like the one I’ll be embarking on soon. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale Responds to Archbishop’s Criticism of Retreat for Gay Clergy and Religious Men

A leading theologian scheduled to lead a retreat for gay priests this fall has responded to criticism from the archbishop in whose diocese the retreat is being held.  Read More

Cultivating Sexual Desire: Theological and Pastoral Reflections

On April 22, 2018, Professor Patricia Beattie Jung delivered the Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture,... Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Responding to the Murder of Matthew Shepard

The United States and the world were stunned and horrified 19 years ago when the battered and tortured body of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a prairie fence outside Laramie.   Read More

LGBT Catholics from Around the Globe Gather in Munich

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) held its Second Assembly, with almost 100 participants from 35 nations gathering in Munich/Dachau, Germany, for three days of discussion, prayer, support, and camraderie. Read More

It’s Our Birthday AND It’s Giving Tuesday!

How time flies when you're producing a blog on Catholic LGBT news, opinion, and spirituality! It's been six years since we started this blog! What a journey it has been! Read More

Firings, Funerals, Fear . . . and Food

Over the last year and half, the media has focused attention on large, growing divisions in American society. Even in the American Catholic world, divisions both between and within the hierarchy and laity can sometimes become pronounced. For example, the cycle of action and reaction to same-sex marriage continues at all levels in the Catholic Church. Among the worst responses have been when LGBT people are fired from Catholic jobs. Church officials proclaim “scandal,” seemingly oblivious to the fact that their own actions and communications are exceedingly cruel and scandalous. The cycle of outrage continues with the recent news that a second U.S. diocese – Madison, Wisconsin, under the leadership of Bishop Robert Morlino - has determined that funerals should be denied to people in same gender civil marriages. Morlino joins Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois who gave similar directions to his diocesan personnel last summer, prompting quite a backlash. Read More

The Dance of the Alive: A Priest’s Coming Out Story

Today’s post is from guest blogger Father Steve Wolf, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Nashville,... Read More