Over 200 people gathered at Fordham University for the first Outreach conference focused on LGBTQ Catholic ministry. LGBTQ Catholics, parents and allies were able to gather, make community and feel welcome in a safe church space.
Analysis: Theologians and clergy gathered for the 2021 Black Catholic Theological Symposium at the University of Notre Dame Oct. 7-9; speakers affirmed the activism of Black Lives Matter and called for an embrace of an "authentically Black and radical" Catholic tradition.
Book Review: In a new book, theologians reflect on the prophetic work of Carmelite Sr. Constance FitzGerald. They address the connections of her writing on impasse and the dark night of the soul with our current crises, including white supremacy and climate change.
Fr. Bryan Massingale, a Black man who is Pax Christi USA's "Teacher of Peace" award recipient for 2021, said white nationalism is "the greatest threat to peace in our time, both nationally and even internationally."
Simply Spirit: Racism and white supremacy are killing our Black and brown sisters and brothers. We white people — especially white Catholics — are being called to do something about it. But what must we do?
Jesuit Fr. James Martin's life and work as one of the best-known Catholic advocates for LGBTQ dignity is the subject of a new documentary, "Building a Bridge," which debuted June 15 at the Tribeca Film Festival.