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God Bless You

The older I become, the more I stand in awe of the reverence with which some family members practice the ritual of making the sign of the cross before and after offering grace at meals. Read More

Announcing Virtual Catholic LGBTQ Pride Coming This June!

For the second year, New Ways Ministry will again be hosting Catholic LGBTQ Pride with an interactive prayer service on Zoom. Read More

Leading the Church Beyond Toleration to the Celebration of LGBTQ Holiness

s LGBT Catholics and allies it is hard sometimes to believe that one day we might get to the point as a society and as a Church where the lives and journeys of LGBT persons are not only tolerated, but celebrated! 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

Theologians’ Call for Listening Offers Renewed Advent Hope, Writes Transgender Catholic

"Advent has a way of renewing my hope, something I very much need as a Catholic trans man. This year’s saving grace was an article by theologians Michael G. Lawler and Todd A. Salzman." Read More

Catholics Join in Praying for the Departed on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a time set aside to mourn the deaths and honor the lives of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who died of violence. Read More

My Gay, Catholic Wedding (And Other Times I Recognize Myself in the Bible)

We knew that getting married as two gay, Catholic women in the deeply red state of South Dakota, especially when we were determined to have a Catholic liturgy, would be complicated. That is why, despite vastly different contexts, I see myself in today’s parable when it comes to my gay, Catholic wedding during COVID-19. Read More

Harm, Needs, and Responsibility: Why Restorative Justice is Good News for LGBTQ Catholics

Today’s liturgical readings prompted me to think about restorative justice, and the implications it could have for LGBTQ people and the Catholic Church. Read More

Fr. James Alison Publishes New Personal Essay on Life as a Gay Man in Relationship with God

Fr. James Alison, a gay theologian, has penned an astoundingly beautiful personal essay for The Christian Century’s series that focuses on the prompt, “How my mind has changed.”Alison reflects on moments and relationships throughout his life as a gay man that shaped his relationship with God and his studies of theology. Read More