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Watch: Father James Martin on LGBTQ people and his optimistic view of the Synod process

ArticleMediaVideo

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 Synod

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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 Francis

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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 therapy

ArticlePodcast 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 Schools

Video

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.

Life on Side B

Podcast

Ecumenical, interview-based podcast “exploring the joys, beauty, and challenges of living the traditional sexual ethic as LGBT+/same sex attracted Christians.”

Entrevista con el padre SMDani

Video Spanish James Alison

James en conversación con SMDani.

Los textos paliza y las personas gay: dudas más que razonables

Video 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.

Reading Scripture and the LGBT Question

Video James Alison

Invited Lecture at the Seminary of the Southwest (Episcopal), Austin Texas, on the evening of 12 September 2017.

La Teología Queer y la Teología Feminista

Video Spanish

Fr. Julian Cruzalta, teólogo, explica el concepto de teología queer y el concepto equívoco de los “desechables” o “basurables.”