WINDY CITY TIMES
||LGBTQ Catholic resource Outreach launches
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Outreacha new website designed to help LGBTQ Catholics, their families and friends, and those who minister to them in the churchhas launched.
Outreach will publish news stories and essays from around the world; offer a resource page gathering together articles, videos, books and other online resources; and, in a feature called "Gaudete," will highlight individuals, parishes, schools and other Catholic ministries who are helping to make the church a more welcoming place.
The website launched May 1, on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
"We realized that there was a need for a clearinghouse to bring together the many resources that already exist worldwide for the community," said Fr. James Martin, SJ, editor-at-large of America magazine, which has been coordinating the new venture. "Outreach, in its website and conferences, also hopes to share new resources to help LGBTQ Catholics, who can often feel marginalized and ignored."
Outreach hosts an annual conference that will be held June 24-25 at Fordham University, in New York City. See https://outreach.faith/conference-outreach-2022/ .
See https://outreach.faith/ for more information.
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