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Views Jos Moons, S.J. / November 27, 2022

Celebrating gay relationships in the church? What happened in Belgium and why it’s good news.

The bishops recognize the value of lasting and loving relationships between LGBTQ people and offer a loosely developed liturgy for celebrating those relationships in church.

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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

Jesuit psychologist: Gay priests are not the cause of clergy sex abuse

Views Gerard J. McGlone, S.J. / November 22, 2022

LGBTQ people were not and are not the problem of the clergy sexual abuse. Numerous international studies actually determined there were more heterosexuals who offended in the church.

Sister Luisa Derouen: For transgender people, a name is a deliberate expression of identity

Views Luisa Derouen, O.P. / November 21, 2022

When we are called by name, with respect, we have a sense of who we are, the communities in which we belong and our place in the world. 

Catholic leaders respond to shooting at Colorado nightclub
News Catholic News Service / November 21, 2022

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Resources

Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe

Book John Boswell

Historical look at early homosexual relationships; controversial and important.

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Gaudete

Celebrating welcoming parishes, schools, communities, and people

Bellarmine Chapel

Cincinnati, Ohio
Katherine Inskeep, Tim Severyn

Bellarmine Chapel is a Jesuit parish located on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our mission statement includes a commitment to “serve those in need, work for justice, and welcome all with love.”

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