In my personal case I like to ask God to free me from living the Faith as a source of fear and guilt, as I was used to for many years, and to help me to be authentic and to be able to love those around me from that authenticity.
It’s important to make a distinction between healing and assimilating here: imagine the priests see the error of their ways in excluding these people, and now that they see the humanness in the healed people their entire ministry and liturgy change!
Dear younger self, I want to let you know that I heard you, I saw you crying, and I watched you praying, for I was there too. I get it. Being queer has never been easy in our society, but being both Catholic and queer surely is an existential crisis.
It’s easy to disconnect or disassociate, to act like there are too many problems and to lose focus. There’s a lot going on in our world right now, but we owe it to each other as humans and as Catholics to care for everyone — to fight for trans folks, immigrants, religious minorities, or those experiencing the brunt of the effects of climate change.