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In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More

Sydney Archbishop Criticizes Queer Concert Held Outside City’s Cathedral

The Archbishop of Sydney has criticized the city council’s sponsorship and advertising of a recent “Heaps Gay Live & Queer" concert held outside the city's cathedral. LGBTQ advocates have objected to the archbishop's comments, while some anti-equality protestors tried to disrupt the concert. Read More

Lesbian Nuns Are Staying in the Church, Continuing to Wrestle with It, Say Authors

As a Sister of Mercy, Janet Rozzano has spent a lifetime focused on compassion and love towards the marginalized. Yet it was not until she was in her 40s and had been a sister for over 25 years that she also began to offer that same acceptance to herself as she explored her sexual identity as a lesbian. Read More

New Book on Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church Centers LGBTQ People

The story of Black Lives Matter cannot be told without queer and transgender activists, who helped found and lead the movement since its beginnings in 2013. That is why it was so refreshing to see LGBTQ people centered repeatedly in a new book on the relationship between the movement for racial justice and the Catholic Church. Read More

Authors of Book on Lesbian and Queer Nuns Speak Out in New Interview

Authors from New Ways Ministry's new book on lesbian and queer women religious share their stories of coming out, the spiritual life, community, and more.  Read More

The Podcast “De Pueblo, Católico y Gay” Explores Stories of Latinx LGBTQ Folk

Reconciling his faith and sexuality was a long journey for Eder Díaz Santillan, but today, he has found connection and helped others to do the same through a podcast sharing stories from Latinx LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Activist Jamie Manson On Why the Suffering of LGBTQ People and Women Keeps Her Going

Queer Catholic activist Jamie Manson recently shared about why she stays in the struggle for greater justice and equality in the church, even when it can be trying to do so at times. Read More

The Holy Family: It’s Complicated

Despite the depictions on countless greeting cards and stained glass windows, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus did not truly resemble a stereotypical modern, white, suburban family. Read More

Australian Bishops State Their Opposition to Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy

A bill to ban conversion therapy in Australia has stirred up controversy, with some religious leaders arguing that the proposed law limits religious freedom and other leaders arguing it offers strong protections for LGBTQ persons. Read More

In Review, Catholic Magazine Lauds “Schitt’s Creek’s” Positive Portrayal of Queer Love

America magazine’s review of the television show “Schitt’s Creek” notably included a glowing discussion of the show’s positive portrayal of queer relationships. Read More