The Outreach 2023 LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference will be held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City, June 16 to 18. Register now.

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Views James T. Bretzke, S.J. / March 26, 2023

A moral theologian on the U.S. bishops’ directive on transgender people

The experiences of transgender people seem to be largely missing from the bishops’ doctrinal note, and this absence has been the focus of several critiques of the text.

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Outreach is an LGBTQ Catholic resource. 

We offer news, resources and community for LGBTQ Catholics, their families and friends, and those who minister to them in the Catholic Church worldwide.  Through our website and conferences, we also aim to raise up people, parishes, schools and other Catholic ministries that are offering inspiring stories and providing a welcoming home for LGBTQ people. 

Outreach, under the auspices of America Media, a Jesuit ministry, is rooted in the love of Jesus, who reached out to those who were excluded; inspired by the saints who cared for those who were neglected; and grounded in the church’s call to treat LGBTQ people with “respect, compassion and sensitivity” (Catechism #2358).  We also hope to offer a place where church leaders, both clergy and lay, can encounter the LGBTQ faithful as well as engage in respectful dialogue.  Pope Francis’s model of “closeness, compassion and tenderness” towards the LGBTQ community inspires us in our ministry of outreach.

We hope to help LGBTQ Catholics know that God loves them, that they are at the heart of their church and that they have many gifts to offer the People of God.

News and Views

The Heart-Scalding Yearning of the LGBTQ Person

Views Mark McDermott / March 27, 2023

Is it not itself objectively disordered to decree that LGBTQ+ people are unworthy of the heart-scalding beauty and exquisite yearning for God?

Ten tips for Catholic schools working with transgender students

Views Jim McDermott, S.J. / March 22, 2023

In recent years, the treatment of transgender students in Catholic schools has become one of the U.S. church’s most complicated and contentious issues.

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L’ amore omosessuale. Saggi di psicoanalisi, teologia e pastorale. In dialogo per una nuova sintesi

Book Italian Beatrice Brogliato, Damiano Migliorini

Per giungere a un’innovativa visione di sintesi psicoanalitica, teologica e pastorale. Con proposte innovative al servizio del Sinodo dei Vescovi, per un aggiornamento dottrinale e pastorale.

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Celebrating welcoming parishes, schools, communities, and people

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Kansas City, Mo.

St. Francis Xavier is Jesuit parish steeped in the Ignatian tradition where we learn to find “God in all things” and all people.

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