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Gay and Catholic

Gay and Catholic

Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith

by Eve Tushnet

"Eve Tushnet has written a humane, brave, and groundbreaking book that demolishes assumptions." — Elizabeth Scalia, author of Strange Gods

About Gay and Catholic

About Gay and Catholic

Eve Tushnet, an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic convert, shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching.

Finding the

Finding the "Yes:" A Q&A with author Eve Tushnet

Lisa M. Hendey

"You need a vocation of 'yes,' not a vocation of 'no.'" Eve Tushnet talks with fellow Ave Maria press author and Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey about the new book.

Praise for Gay and Catholic

Praise for Gay and Catholic

Various Authors

"Few writers have thought as deeply or as creatively about same-sex attraction and its existential significance for persons who experience it." -- Princeton's Robert P. George and others respond to Gay and Catholic.

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

Eve Tushnet

"When I became Catholic in 1998, I didn't know any other gay, lesbian, or bisexual people who intended to be faithful to the Church's teachings on sexuality. I didn't even know of any such people."

Eve Tushnet's Blog

Eve Tushnet's Blog

Follow Eve at her Patheos blog here!

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Can You Be Both Gay and Catholic?

Can You Be Both Gay and Catholic?

Tom Zampino

Yes it’s possible. And it just might be the one road – albeit fraught with its own peculiar landmines, disappointments, and pain - that ultimately leads many home.



Gay and Catholic: A Vital Book for our Times

Gay and Catholic: A Vital Book for our Times

Elizabeth Scalia

This book is a most engaging, thoughtful and completely open plea to look beyond the culture wars and the easy labeling — Addict! Queer! Christianist! God-Botherer! — that enables and encourages so much hatred, and thus puts all of ours souls at risk.

A Call to Extravagant Love

A Call to Extravagant Love

Marcel LeJeune

Tushnet's book helped me see a blindspot in my call to love others. Too often I subconsciously write off many who identify as gay as opponents rather than brothers and sisters who have their very being stamped with God's own heart. 

The Pole of Attraction

The Pole of Attraction

Will Duqette

The point of Tushnet’s book is simple: you need to define the purpose of your life in positive terms, not negative terms—in terms of the pole that attracts you, not in terms of the pole that repels you, that you are seeking to avoid.

What's Not to Love?

What's Not to Love?

Jennifer Fitz

You should read this book for a couple of compelling reasons, not the least of which is it's one of the best explorations of the Christian vocation to love I've ever read.

Love (the Gay and Catholic way)

Love (the Gay and Catholic way)

Calah Alexander

Here’s the thing about Eve Tushnet — she’s Catholic through and through, in a way that I only long (and sometimes pretend) to be.

A Must-Read

A Must-Read

Sarah Reinhard

Meet one of the hardest books I’ve been asked to read and one of the most important books I’ve read and one that should be a must-read for everyone today.

"It Is Not Good For Man to be Alone"

Leah Libresco

Eve's book is a resistance manual for everyone who notices they’ve been drafted into a culture war. Not us-against-them, but all of us versus the temptation to express love faint-heartedly, slothfully, along the path of least resistance that our culture affords us.

Talking About Gayness and Being Gay are Two Different Things

Talking About Gayness and Being Gay are Two Different Things

Kathy Schiffer

Eve calls on the Church to reach out and welcome same-sex attracted Christians, and she proposes seven suggestions for cultural change within the Christian churches.

Accepting the Lordship of Christ, Gay Style

Accepting the Lordship of Christ, Gay Style

Rebecca Hamilton

Eve, whether she puts it in these words or not, is striving toward the wonderful objective that Margaret Rose Realy states so beautifully, “Being pleasing to God.”

A Guide on Friendship

A Guide on Friendship

Pete Socks

Eve Tushnet has done a wonderful thing by providing all Catholics with a guide on friendship. True agape, self-giving friendship. Gay or straight we can all learn from this.

Gay & Catholic: Leah Libresco Interviews Author Eve Tushnet

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