Fortunate & Faithful Families
Hosted activities for Catholic parents and LGBT teens to foster mutual understanding through dialogue, hospitality, education, and loving support
“…the Church must welcome all of her sons and daughters—no matter what their sexual orientation or life situation might be—and that we have not always done so with a spirit of compassion and understanding.” – Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Oct. 16, 2014
Fortunate & Faithful Families was born from a retreat at Ignatius House for Catholic parents of LGBT children. Gatherings attracted so many and outgrew the capacity of Ignatius House. Today, the group meets at various locations throughout Atlanta. Ignatius House welcomes subsets of the parents and teens.
In collaboration with Fortunate & Faithful Families, Ignatius House seeks to expand programming that helps parents and teens manage the challenges of conflict and rejection — by peers, immediate or extended family members, or a faith-based community.