The Outreach Guide to the Bible and Homosexuality
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Watch: Father James Martin on LGBTQ people and his optimistic view of the Synod processArticleMediaVideo
In July, Pope Francis personally appointed Outreach editor James Martin, S.J., to the Synod on Synodality, a two-part worldwide gathering in Rome attended by more than 360 prelates, clergy members and lay people.
Watch: America editor Colleen Dulle reports from Rome on the SynodArticleMediaVideo
Colleen Dulle, co-host of America Media’s “Inside the Vatican” podcast, talks with Outreach about secrecy at the Synod, criticism from some U.S. prelates and Pope Francis’s emphasis on dialogue and process.
Watch: Juan Carlos Cruz talks his friendship with Pope FrancisMediaVideo
In his keynote address at this year’s Outreach conference, Cruz, a gay Catholic and valued confidant of Pope Francis, spoke of the pontiff’s closeness to LGBTQ people. Recorded at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in New York City.
“Dear Alana” tells the “heartbreaking” story of an LGBTQ Catholic hurt by conversion therapyArticlePodcast Grace Doerfler
The podcast, detailing the suicide of a young Catholic woman who’d undergone conversion therapy, delicately portrays both the tragedy of a young woman’s life cut short and the culture of a church in which she felt unable to survive.
LGBT+ Inclusion in Catholic SchoolsVideo
This is a session hosted by the Scottish Laity Network for their 2022 Lent journey where an openly transgender and Catholic Teacher of Religious Education shares some practical tips for making Catholic schools more inclusive towards the LGBT+ community.
Los textos paliza y las personas gay: dudas más que razonablesVideo Spanish James Alison
Los textos paliza es una serie de videos hecho por un servidor y algunos amigos. Sentimos la falta de explicaciones en castellano de los textos bíblicos que suelen utilizarse para atacar o confundir a la gente LGBT.