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Pope Francis’s call to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide will save lives

Breaking NewsViews James Martin, S.J. / January 25, 2023

This represents and immense step forward for LGBTQ people, their families and friends, and will undoubtedly save lives.

Like it or not, Pete Buttigieg is legally married

Views James Martin, S.J. / January 23, 2023

We can stand with the crowd who grumbles and issues death threats, or we can stand with Jesus, who sees Zacchaeus, calls to him and who treats him with dignity.

James Martin, S.J.: A Christmas Reflection on Families Holy and Not-So-Holy

Views James Martin, S.J. / December 24, 2022

During the holiday season, many LGBTQ people know what it’s like to feel disappointed, confused or even angry about the ways that their families have treated them and still treat them.

When is religious liberty a fig leaf for homophobia?

Views James Martin, S.J. / December 7, 2022

Why is it that what offends is rarely about fundamental beliefs in Jesus, or God more generally, and more about the activities of LGBTQ people specifically?

Zacchaeus, the Grumblers and LGBTQ People

Views James Martin, S.J. / October 30, 2022

Of all the Gospel passages that I have found helpful in ministry with LGBTQ people, today’s Gospel—the beautiful story of Zacchaeus—has been the most meaningful for me (Lk 19: 1-10).

In new letter to Outreach, Pope Francis calls Catholics to foster a “culture of encounter”

Views Spanish James Martin, S.J. / August 2, 2022

“I encourage you all to keep working in the culture of encounter, which shortens distances and enriches with differences, in the same manner of Jesus, who made himself close to everyone,” writes Pope Francis.

Our defense of religious liberty must not be used to foster division or target LGBTQ people

Views James Martin, S.J. / July 21, 2022

According to a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center, 56 countries, encompassing a significant majority of the world’s people, have severe restrictions on religious freedom.

Last weekend, hundreds gathered in New York for the Outreach conference. Here’s what happened.

Views James Martin, S.J. / June 27, 2022

More than 200 people from all over the United States and Canada, and from foreign nations like the United Kingdom, Italy, Colombia and Uganda, gathered for the first in-person Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference this past weekend in New York City.

Here comes the Outreach 2022 Conference: How to join us online and otherwise

Views James Martin, S.J. / June 23, 2022

Learn more about our 2022 Outreach Conference schedule and how to view livestreams of our keynote addresses.

June: Celebrating the Sacred Heart and celebrating Pride

Views James Martin, S.J. / June 14, 2022

Where would the Sacred Heart be today? It would be poured out in love on these people who seek love and acceptance.