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Exhibit Profiles Lesbian Couple Who Left Religious Life But Not the Struggle for Justice

A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century. Read More

Editor of Book on Lesbian/Queer Nuns Reflects on Coming Out and Authenticity

"This is who I am. I'm happy with it,” affirms Sr. Grace Surdovel of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she reflected on her identity as both a religious sister and a lesbian woman. Read More

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

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

More Bishops, Religious Communities Affirm Statement in Support of LGBTQ Youth

Additional bishops, as well as communities of men and women religious have added their names to a statement against anti-LGBTQ bullying released last month by eight U.S. Catholic bishops. Read More

Nun Tells Catholic Hospitals: “Transgender Persons Are the Body of Christ, Too”

"Transgender persons are the body of Christ too," wrote Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in a recent column in which she called for Catholic hospitals to provide more equitable healthcare. Read More

NCR Features New Ways Ministry Programs for Lesbian Sisters, Religious Communities

Global Sisters Report (GSR), a project of the National Catholic Reporter focused on women religious, recently profiled New Ways Ministry's programs that supports lesbian, bisexual, and queer sisters, as well as their congregational leadership. Read More

Fr. James Martin Honors Scientist Who Showed Homosexuality Is Biological; And More News

Today's post features Fr. James Martin's tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues. Read More

Gay Priest’s Story Is Evidence of the Need to Do Authentic Ministry

An openly gay priest has shared more details about his coming out story, a reminder of how important it is to do ministry authentically. Read More

Remembering Jeanne Cordova: A Lesbian Nun Who Broke Her Silence

At the LGBT spirituality blog, Jesus in Love, Kittredge Cherry offered a poignant remembrance this week... Read More