LGBTQ+ Inclusion

As part of the Bernardin Center, which offers programming in reconciliation and peacemaking, interreligious dialogue, and the consistent ethic of life, CTU hosted a book launch in 2021 to discuss Michael O’Loughlin’s new book, Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear.

Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhoood - Book Launch


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A pioneer in the field of LGBTQ history and the history of sexuality, John D’Emilio is a retired Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood is D’Emilio’s coming-of-age story in which he takes readers from his working-class Bronx neighborhood to an elite Jesuit high school in Manhattan to Columbia University and the political and social upheavals of the late 1960s. It is the story of what happens when different cultures and values collide and the tensions and possibilities for personal discovery and growth that emerge.

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