Bishop McElroy: Attacks on Father James Martin expose a cancer within the U.S. Catholic Church

Article Robert W. McElroy

The attacks on ‘Building a Bridge’ tap into long-standing bigotry within the church and U.S. culture against members of the L.G.B.T. community.


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The Heart-Scalding Yearning of the LGBTQ Person

Article Mark McDermott

Is it not itself objectively disordered to decree that LGBTQ+ people are unworthy of the heart-scalding beauty and exquisite yearning for God?

A moral theologian on the U.S. bishops’ directive on transgender people

James T. Bretzke, S.J.

The experiences of transgender people seem to be largely missing from the bishops’ doctrinal note, and this absence has been the focus of several critiques of the text.

St. Anthony’s Oceanside, New York


At St. Anthony’s Oceanside in New York, we continue the work of evangelization and sanctification begun by our founder and still true head: Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Jesuit parish, the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises shape all that we do, including to seek justice in the world.

Ten tips for Catholic schools working with transgender students

Article Jim McDermott, S.J.

In recent years, the treatment of transgender students in Catholic schools has become one of the U.S. church’s most complicated and contentious issues.

How the “Theology of the Body” evokes shame for LGBTQ Catholics

Article Adam Beyt

Grappling with the dimensions of shame many queer Catholics are subjected to remains an important task for spiritual healing and for having healthy, grace-filled relationships.

Left in the Shadows: The Suffering of LGBTQ Youth and a Catholic Response

Article Chris Williams, S.J.

As Catholics, we are invited not only to actively play a part in combating what is causing the suffering of these young people, but even more so to encounter them in order to see Christ and his kingdom present in them.

LGBTQ teens are expelled from their homes by religious parents. We must do better.

Article Carl Siciliano

It is my hope and prayer that we will awaken to the terrible harm being done to homeless LGBTQ youths in God’s name, recognize it as shameful and repent of what causes that harm.

LGBTQ Catholics hail Pope Francis’ welcome, but hope for change

Article Michael O’Loughlin

While many L.G.B.T. Catholics have welcomed Pope Francis’ emphasis on inclusion and welcome, they hope for future changes in policies and rhetoric around L.G.B.T. issues in the church.

Holy Name of Jesus Church, New Orleans


Holy Name of Jesus in New Orleans warmly welcomes our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters to worship and to participate in parish life. We are proudly rooted in the Jesuit tradition and firmly believe in honoring, respecting, and celebrating the God-given dignity of all people.

Catholic schools must show LGBTQ students they are loved

Article David Palmieri

Our mission is to help students move through a process of self-discovery, guiding them toward a transcendent horizon where they meet Jesus Christ and a better version of themselves.