Movement to Canonize Fr. Mychal Judge Takes Off, But More Help Is Needed

A little over two weeks ago, New Ways Ministry put out a call to start the canonization process for Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, the New York City Fire Department chaplain who died while ministering in the World Trade Center on…

It’s Time to Canonize Fr. Mychal Judge: Seeking Personal Testimony

(Para leer in español, clique aquí.)  (Per leggere questo in italiano, clicca qui.) The time has come to begin the initial research to make Franciscan Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church.  And we need the…

Saint of 9/11: Remembering Fr. Mychal Judge as a Gay Priest

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which took the lives of 2,996 people. Catholics remember in a special way the life of victim No. 1, Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM. Judge, frequently referred to…

Fr. James Martin: Some Saints Were “Probably Gay” and Will Greet You in Heaven

There are Catholic saints who were “probably gay,” said Jesuit Fr. James Martin, the well-known author, against online commenters critical of Bishop John Stowe’s attendance at New Ways Ministry’s Symposium two weeks ago. Martin posted a news story to his Facebook…

ALL ARE WELCOME: Baltimore Parish’s LEAD Ministry a Model for the Church

The ALL ARE WELCOME series is an occasional feature on this blog that highlights Catholic parishes and faith communities that support and affirm LGBT people.  Conversations about LGBT inclusion in the church often focus on bishops’ words and actions, particularly those of Pope…