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Is Light for LGBTQ+ Catholics Coming from the Day of Wrath or the Sun of Justice?

As a gay man in the Church, I am constantly torn between the “glass half-empty” and “glass half-full” views – or more in keeping with the imagery at hand, the question of “Is that light the coming Day of Wrath, blazing like an oven – or is it the Sun of Justice, with its healing rays?” Read More

Finding God and Resurrection in Queer Marriages and Intimacies

I have come to love the puzzling marriage and family texts from the Gospels, for, in responding, they present opportunities for Queer Catholics to contribute to conversations about the lived experience of marriage and family. Read More

Persisting Like the Widow: A Transgender Catholic’s Journey to Prayer

LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies might struggle with faith in the face of persistent injustice. I certainly did. Read More

From Darning Socks on Up, Ordinary Acts Help Build the Reign of God

In the steady witness of our lives, from the darning of socks on up, we’re invited to trust that God is always present. Read More

Discerning Risks for Righteousness in the Here and Now

It’s easier to recognize these champions of truth and the errors of their opponents in hindsight. Discerning action in the present moment, without the help of hindsight, is more difficult Read More

Shady Solidarity: A God Who Lifts Up the Poor

The phrase that comes to mind for me when I read this story is “shady solidarity.” Read More

Escaping the Cruelty of the Flock: Rethinking the Parable of the Lost Sheep

LGBTQ+ people have so much to give our Church if only we would receive you as the precious people of God that you are. Read More

How Are LGBTQ+ Catholics to Understand Jesus’ Call to ‘Carry Your Cross’?

What is Jesus really saying to LGBTQ Catholics and allies when he speaks of carrying our cross? Read More

To Whom Is Jesus Really Saying “Depart from Me”?

Could Jesus mean his “Depart from me!” precisely for those who would try to exclude others? Read More

Are We Kindling a Fire or Burning a Bridge?

We need to share the flame with our neighbors, not to burn them but to kindle their own fire. Taper to taper, person to person Read More