Gina Ciliberto is a writer who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by way of the Bronx. She works as the coordinator for mission promotion for the Dominican Sisters of Hope. She also writes about religion, social justice, food and travel. Her work has been published in Bon AppétitSojournersHuffPostThinkProgress and YES Magazine, among others.

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Online fundraiser supports LGBTQ staff fired from Catholic parishes, schools

A $5,000 fundraiser will support five LGBTQ people fired from their jobs at Catholic institutions in the Detroit Archdiocese. Linda Tomala, a member of Detroit's Families with Dignity, donated to Love Always Wins because such stories made her "disheartened, disappointed, disgusted and angry."

Call to Action places emphasis on anti-racism work, action

For four decades, Call to Action has been working for reform in the Catholic Church in the U.S. More recently, members have increased deliberate efforts to make the national organization anti-racist.

Once forbidden, outdoor Catholic weddings could be pandemic trend

COVID-19 has thrown engaged couples' wedding plans into disarray. Could getting married outdoors help people feel more socially distanced and safe, versus being inside a church? Some dioceses think so.

Virtual Ignatian retreats show 'God transcends physical place and time'

Leadership at the Murphy Center for Ignation Spirituality in Connecticut long wanted to offer digital programming — the shelter-in-place order from the pandemic spurred them to finally start.