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Three Vignettes on LGBTQ Ministry from a Passionist Priest

For Pride Month, we invited Passionist Father John Lee, C.P., an ally and long-time minister with the LGBTQ community, to reflect on what he has learned from his pastoral experiences.  Read More

Review: Yunuen Trujillo’s New Book Is Essential Reading for Starting LGBTQ Ministry

Yunuen Trujillo’s "LGBTQ Catholics: A Guide to Inclusive Ministry" provides an essential roadmap for starting and growing LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Gay Church Worker Who Resigned After Hate Crimes Speaks at Vatican Conference

A gay church worker who resigned due to right wing hate crimes recently addressed a Vatican conference on the relationship between Amoris Laetitia and LGBTQ people. Read More

The “Glory Days” Are Our Daily Lives Now

The “glory days” are our daily lives, and the best is truly yet to come when we can rejoice with the Lord. Read More

Fr. James Martin Criticizes Catholics’ Selective Use of “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

Writing an essay in America, Fr. James Martin, S.J., called out the selective application of the saying “Hate the sin, love the sinner” to LGBTQ people.  Read More

Gay Church Worker Forced to Resign by Hate Crimes Finds New Ministry in the Classroom

It has been nearly three years since Aaron Bianco was forced to resign from his position at a southern California parish due to constant and dangerous anti-gay harassment. Now he says: "Life is good." Read More

Fear and Grief: The Emotional Impact of Transition on Close Family Members

In this post, I would like to enrich Amoris Laetitia’s chapter six ‘Some pastoral perspectives’ by considering transgender binary transitions (male to female and female to male) and intimate family responses to these situations.  Read More

Allentown Catholic Pushing for LGBTQ Ministry Says “I’m Not Going Anywhere”

A gay Catholic man in Pennsylvania has begun a lay-led ministry to reach out to LGBTQ people who, in his words “have been judged harshly and walked away.” Read More

Catholic Parishes Are Already Supporting and Celebrating Same-Gender Couples

For many years, Catholic parishes have already been supporting and celebrating same-sex couples. Read More

NEXT STEPS: What Do LGBTQ People BRING TO a Parish?

Today’s installment of our "Next Steps" series explores the experiences, gifts, and talents that LGBTQ people bring to a parish community. Read More