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These resources, suggested by friends and colleagues from around the world, are designed to help LGBTQ Catholics and those who minister with them.

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Psychotherapist William D. Glenn on growing up gay and rediscovering Jesus

Article William D. Glenn

As I approach three-quarters of life on this verdant planet, I am fully alive, the person that God intended me to be at the moment of my conception.

Watykańska deklaracja dotycząca błogosławieństw dla par jednopłciowych jest wielkim krokiem naprzód dla katolików LGTBQ

Article Polish

Przyjmuję tę nową deklarację jako od dawna wyczekiwaną i upragnioną odpowiedź duszpasterską dla katolickich par jednopłciowych. Jako kapłan wyczekuję możliwości błogosławienia par jednopłciowych i dzielenia z nimi łask, których Bóg pragnie dla każdego.

I find God in my gay relationship. What does “Fiducia Supplicans” mean for us?

Article Seandor Szeles

I can see that God is at work in our relationship as we learn to love each other. Failing to acknowledge that would be like putting God in a box.

Catholic priest and ethicist: Why the church needs LGBTQ people

Article Charles Bouchard, O.P.

LGBTQ people are not ideologies. They are persons who deserve our care and respect as children of God discovering the truth about themselves.

A parish priest on implementing blessings for same-sex couples

Article Very Rev. Alexander M. Santora

When we take the time to tackle tough topics, like upholding the dignity of LGBTQ people in the church, we also affirm the sacredness of all life.

U.S. professional sports leagues must do more to make LGBTQ athletes feel welcome

Article Michael O'Brien

Since Jason Collins cracked the door in 2013 and Carl Nassib pushed it open even further, no professional athletes in America’s Big Four sports leagues have come out. Why not?

Kathleen Norris: My mother’s wisdom taught me to understand gay love

Article Kathleen Norris

In the mid-1950s, in the conservative atmosphere of white, middle class America, I was graced by a version of the “love is love” mantra that emerged in the culture many years later.

Award-winning journalist Michael J. O’Loughlin joins Outreach as executive director

Article James Martin, S.J.

In this new role, O’Loughlin will assume responsibility for fundraising, strategic planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of Outreach.

Catholic bishops in northern and southern Africa allow blessings of same-sex couples

Article Peter Knox, S.J.

The publication last December of “Fiducia Supplicans,” a declaration from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on the pastoral meaning of blessings, unleashed a theological storm in the proverbial African calabash.

James F. Keenan, S.J.: The Synod should embrace the “radically inclusive friendship” of the LGBTQ community

Article James F. Keenan, S.J.

So as to propose a bridge between the church and its LGBTQ community, I propose raising up a value that is paramount within the gay community. I call it radically inclusive friendship.