The Congregation of St. Joseph believes in and respects the God-given dignity of all life, and we act in solidarity with all those who are marginalized, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Supporting At-Risk LGBT Youth
In 2021, the Congregation of St. Joseph signed on as supporters to God Is On Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops with the Tyler Clementi Foundation on Protecting LGBT Youth. This statement declares that we will stand up for at-risk LGBT youth in our country and oppose any form of violence, bullying or harassment directed at them. Read the full statement here.
New Ways Ministry
New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities. Through research, publication and education about sexual orientation and gender identity, they foster dialogue among groups and individuals, identify and combat personal and structural homophobia and transphobia, work for changes in attitudes and promote the acceptance of LGBTQ people as full and equal members of church and society. The Congregation of St. Joseph has awarded funding to New Ways Ministry in support of their work.
Statements of Support
The Congregation of St. Joseph supports the LGBTQ+ community by offering statements of support. Find the most recent statement here.