Gay Catholics

A man is seen in a file photo walking out of a church. Eden Invitation, an LBGTQ+ outreach based in St. Paul, Minn., recently announced it has trained its first "priest companions'' to accompany the organization's Hearth Groups, or local chapters, and be available for spiritual guidance, to administer the sacraments and to build community. Father Nathan Hall, a pastor in Lincoln, Neb., is among Eden Invitation's first priest companions. (OSV News photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA, CNS)

Pastor is one of first ‘priest companions’ for Eden Invitation LGBTQ+ outreach

Catholics in the Diocese of Lincoln with same-sex desires or gender discordance have a program they can turn to for help in living a chaste life within the Catholic Church: Eden Invitation.
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Participants attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sept. 25, 2022. Pope Francis has evoked both praise and protest for his outreach to LGBTQ persons during his decade-long papacy, as he has offered warmth and welcome while upholding the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality, said individuals interviewed by OSV News. (OSV News photo/Yiannis Kourtoglou, Reuters)

Praise, protest for Pope Francis’ outreach to LGBTQ persons

Pope Francis has evoked both praise and protest for his outreach to LGBTQ persons during his decade-long papacy, as he has offered warmth and welcome while upholding the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality.
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Walking with the LGBTQ Community: An Interview with Jim Martin, SJ

Someone you love has come out as LGBTQ. Jim Martin, SJ, offers ways to respond with love, respect, and compassion.
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Father James Martin, SJ

To Build a Bridge: An Interview with James Martin, SJ

Should the Church welcome LGBT members? “What would Jesus do?” asks this popular author and Jesuit priest.
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