Is homosexuality a choice?
What the bible says about homosexuality and discrimination?
What does the Catholic church teach about LGBTIQ people?
Praying the gay away!
A Catholic view on gay marriage
Sexuality, Certainty and Salvation
James Alison, Catholic priest and theologian, reflects on his own experience as a Gay
Catholic, on the givenness of sexual orientation, and on what he calls "the shape of God's
affection" in an interview to the Australian broadcaster ABC:
From impossibility to responsibility: developing new narratives for gay catholic living.
James Alison asks: How are we going to create “parish” together? Going to create
communities where we, whose imaginations have so often been paralysed by
impossibility, can dare to imagine what might be good and fun for our sisters and
brothers, and actually start to create the sort of family values which give genuine glory to
How the “gay thing” is good news for the Catholic Church
James Alison explores ways of going on a journey of discovery that teach us new things
by the very presence of gay people in the church:
Towards a church apology for gay prejudice
Donal Godfrey SJ, San Francisco: Eureka Street article:
How an unusual American parish in San Francisco's gay district managed to include
gay and lesbian Catholic: Donal Godfrey SJ:
Additional Resources and Readings:
James Alison: http://www.jamesalison.co.uk/
New Ways Ministry: http://www.newwaysministry.org/
Cherishing Life. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. London: CTS, 2004:
A Note Concerning the Teaching of the Catholic Church Concerning Homosexual People.
Cardinal Basil Hume 1997:
Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and
Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers. USCCB 1997: www.usccb.org/laity/always.shtml
An Introduction to the Pastoral Care of Homosexual People. CBCEW Catholic Social
Welfare Commission, 1979: