German Theologians Seek Pro-LGBTQ+ Revisions to Vatican Licensing Process

Theologians in Germany have called revisions to the process by which teaching licenses are granted, prompted in part by an LGBTQ-related dispute and a desire to end sexuality-based discrimination. Read More

You’re Invited! The Challenge of “Fiducia Supplicans”

Join New Ways Ministry for a webinar on the complex reception of Fiducia Supplicans where three panelists will offer their perspectives and insights. Read More

Mary, Mother of God, Is “Gender-Bending, Queer Prophetess,” Writes Catholic Scholar

Mary, the mother of God, is a "gender-bending, queer prophetess who defied the gender conventions of her time," writes one LGBTQ+ Catholic in an essay examining how Mary helped the author experience queer joy. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: “Fiducia Supplicans” Is Small, Important Step to LGBTQ+ Visibility

For Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan, Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican’s declaration allowing blessings for of same-gender couples, is a small, but important step towards LGBTQ+ visibility in the church. Read More

“God Doesn’t Want You to Be Miserable.”

What does it mean to have an obligation or purpose to preach the good news? Are we under the same obligation that Paul and Jesus were? Read More

Catholic Schools Week: Paving a Queer Way Forward for Ministerial Work

Already, each of us paved our own separate ways through exclusionary sentiments and doctrine in the Church to get to that room.  Read More

Fr. James Keenan: Church Needs a Theology Where Sexuality Is a Gift, Not Curse

“The tradition on sexual ethics led us not to greatness but to negativity and minutiae,“ writes Fr. James Keenan, S.J. a leading Catholic ethicist. In National Catholic Reporter, Keenan traces the historical development of Catholic sexual ethics, showing how it has become increasingly restrictive and negative over time—an analysis with clear implications for LGBTQ+ issues. Read More

LGBTQ+ Experience as an Ecclesiological Challenge

Why would Pope Francis send such a mixed message on LGBTQ+ issues? To find an answer, we need to look at LGBTQ+ issues as not only an issue of moral theology or canon law, but also as an issue of ecclesiology. Read More

Catholic Magazine Asks Readers: “What Does ‘Queerness’ Mean to You?”

A Catholic magazine is asking readers to complete a survey answering the question, “Is queer theology compatible with Catholicism?” Read More

Trans Inclusion Is Not Enough for True Synodality

Against this idea, some Catholics claim that those of us who are trans should find our identity in Christ over and against our other identities. Under this view, we should participate in synodality not on the basis of diversity as ‘trans people,’ but simply as ‘Catholics’. However, neither of these approaches properly contextualise transness. Read More