The Struggles of Being LGBT and Catholic

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Owning Our Faith‘s short documentary depicts the struggles LGBT Catholics endure on a daily basis, both internal and external.


Through the personal stories of LGBT Catholics, their family, and friends, the video calls upon the experience of the people in the church and shows a need for widespread change.

The video discusses sexuality and faith, acceptance of LGBT Catholics and the idea that all are welcomed by God.

The film also addresses Pope Francis’ calling for bishops to seek input from Catholics about how the Church should respond to difficult questions on modern family life.

Michael Tomae was inspired to create this film after his volunteer work with Covenant House, a homeless shelter for youth. Many of these young adults were disowned by their Christian families because of their sexuality or gender identity. Tomae reached out to members of the LGBT community at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, a Catholic Church in Manhattan, and together they brought the project to life.

OwningOurFaith hopes to encourage the full acceptance of LGBT people in the Catholic Church and offer a message of hope and love to those who feel they don’t belong in the church.

Watch the video below:

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