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Q&A: Sister Jeannine Gramick on Pope Francis, the Synod report and where the church is going

Views Ryan Di Corpo / October 31, 2023

Following her meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on October 17, Outreach spoke with Sister Jeannine Gramick, S.L., the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, about her relationship with the pontiff and her thoughts on the ongoing synodal process.

The first Synod report addresses many topics. So where are LGBTQ people?

Breaking NewsViews Ryan Di Corpo / October 28, 2023

By multiple accounts, LGBTQ people—at least through their stories and struggles—were present in the Synod hall. But they are noticeably absent from this document.

Pope Francis shows support to LGBTQ Catholic groups as Synod meets

Breaking NewsViews Ryan Di Corpo / October 25, 2023

These papal meetings come amid widespread speculation and significant interest about discussions between Synod delegates on LGBTQ topics.

In “Blue Jean,” a lesbian teacher must hide her identity. It’s much the same in Catholic schools.

Views Ryan Di Corpo / September 1, 2023

The ever-present risk of expulsion and the lingering fear of state-sanctioned prejudice looms large over a lesbian teacher’s life in “Blue Jean,” the sensitive and often surprising debut film from British newcomer Georgia Oakley.

Massachusetts diocese sets “misleading” and “belittling” policy on LGBTQ students

Views Ryan Di Corpo / August 18, 2023

The new rules—the latest in a series of school-focused gender identity guidelines published by U.S. Catholic dioceses since last year—discourage the use of “LGBTQ” or similar terms to address students.

Advocacy group issues nationwide “state of emergency” for LGBTQ people

Breaking News Ryan Di Corpo / June 6, 2023

In a press release, the Human Rights Campaign (H.R.C.), based in Washington, D.C., said its emergency declaration was triggered by “a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state laws” and an avalanche of legislation aimed at curtailing LGBTQ civil rights.

Catholic bioethics lecture suggests transgender experience is “contagion”

Views Ryan Di Corpo / May 10, 2023

Last June, the Pew Research Center found that only 1.6 percent of all U.S. adults say they are transgender or nonbinary; that number is 5.1 percent among people ages 18 to 29.

Jesuit priest Thomas Reese on Pope Benedict XVI and his teachings on LGBTQ people

Breaking NewsViews Ryan Di Corpo / January 7, 2023

“I felt he was a very holy man, and he was one of the few cardinals whom I asked for their blessing at the end of the interview,” said Father Reese.

Libs of Tiktok spreads anti-LGBTQ lies and propaganda. Here are the facts.

Views Ryan Di Corpo / December 30, 2022

An exploration of the Libs of TikTok Twitter feed, which boasts 1.7 million followers and has found an audience among conservative-leaning publications including the New York Post and The Federalist, reveals tired stereotypes and little interest in reportage.

Debates on same-sex marriage often overlook the pastoral needs of LGBTQ people

Views Ryan Di Corpo / December 14, 2022

Treating an oft-maligned community as a debate only furthers their marginalization in the church—and fosters suspicion and division in the pews.