New Ways Ministry, the 40-year-old advocacy group for LGBT Catholics, held its eighth national symposium in Chicago April 28-30 and highlighted a sense of optimism under the leadership of Pope Francis.
Chicago -- "The flack has been enormous," since he accepted New Ways Ministry's invitation, the Lexington bishop says, but LGBT Catholics' "valuable expression of mercy" has inspired him.
Young Voices: Church workers may be inadvertently investing against their best interest. There are three things they should know before they invest with the Knights of Columbus.
Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
Jesuit Fr. James Martin outlined a remedy of respect and compassion in a lecture Sunday at a gathering of New Ways Ministry, in Pikesville, Md.
The Field Hospital: A look at a Park Avenue parish; reaching out to domestic abuse victims; black Catholics back sainthood causes.
A statement regarding LGBT rights in the church came from Catholic reform groups that gathered Oct. 17-20 in Chicago to dialogue about current church issues.
About 80 LGBT Catholics and their supporters marched near Central Park and listened to speeches at Columbus Circle advocating greater acceptance in the church Oct. 2.
Fr. Warren Hall was barred from ministry for supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a Catholic high school counselor who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
Young Voices: When I attended Mass with a loved one who is gay and not a regular churchgoer, the perception of a mean, out-of-touch religion was reinforced.