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Sixth-Grader’s Marriage Essay May Have Cost Mom Her Job

Annabelle Thies is a Vermont sixth-grader who has come to the easy conclusion that you can both be supportive of LGBTQ rights and Catholic--something that people much older than her continue to struggle with. And it seems her mother may have lost her job because of her daughter’s opinion. Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s “Building a Bridge”?

The blog Daily Theology had an interesting back-and-forth about Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, Building a Bridge. The conversation centered on whether academic theologians were sufficiently engaged a book that has made sizeable waves in the Church, and what it means to do public theology. Read More

Tests and Tents: Finding Grace in Life’s Challenges

Being a second-generation, Filipinx queer person of color that grew up in the evergreens and lush mountains of the Pacific Northwest, I felt a deep desire to go back home and give back to my community to serve and walk with the majority of students of color coming from low-income backgrounds, who live in a predominantly white city. Read More

A Voice in the Desert Crying Out: Reflections for the Third Sunday of Advent

The nature of Advent is that it is both like the snow that glistens and the ground that does not. Like snow that falls and glistens in the quiet of night, Advent is filled with hope, joy, and familial love. Underneath the snow, however, is the ground that doesn’t glisten—the reality that waits to be faced once the snow melts. Read More

On Coming Out, Queer Catholic Says “I Think Hope is Huge”

Lizzie Sextro identifies as a faithful Catholic queer woman. She shared about her own coming out story that involved bringing together these multiple identities in what she described as a "difficult process." But she holds onto hope that changing is coming to the church. Read her full story. . . Read More

Brazilian Activists Push Church to Recognize Queer “Saint”

In 1614, a man named  “Tibira,” a member of the Brazilian indigenous Tupi tribe, was executed by a group of French Christian missionaries. His crime? Sodomy. Now one LGBT activist was to make Tibira a "queer saint". . . Read More

Vatican ‘Panicked’ About LGBT Issues, Says Former Church Official

In a new interview, a former Vatican official has shed light on how church offices... Read More

Is Chick-fil-A Unsafe for Catholic Schools?

Are Catholic campuses made less safe for LGBTQ students when Chick-fil-A outlets are present? According... Read More