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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

Displacement, Solidarity, Home: Reflections from the Symposium

Today’s post is from Alfred Pang, a doctoral candidate in Theology and Education at the... Read More

The Ups and Downs of LGBT Issues in the Age of Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ election in 2013 prompted a new conversation on LGBT issues in the Catholic Church,... Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Asks, “What Can We Do to Lessen Anti-LGBT Prejudice?”

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia,... Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale to LGBT Catholics: “Refuse to Be Silenced. Continue to Speak Our Truth.”

“We ain’t what we oughta be. We ain’t what we want to be. We ain’t... Read More

Sr. Jeannine Spreads Message of LGBT Equality in Poland

While most people in the United States were enjoying turkey with all the trimmings last... Read More