Pilgrim Blog

16 posts

Meet Cooper

Hi all, my name is Cooper Kidd (they/them) and I am extremely excited to join fellow pilgrims at World Youth Day in Panama this January. I currently reside in Philadelphia, PA where I help conduct adolescent HIV research. A fun fact: one of my colleagues is actually a former Catholic […]

Meet Breanna

Hi all! My name is Breanna. I live in Erie, PA, with my adorable dog, Snoop, and I work with the Benedictine Sisters in their soup kitchen. I grew up in a loving Catholic family in the Midwest that modeled healthy, longterm and fruitful relationships. My family is proud of […]

Meet Evan

Hi! My name is Evan Vaughan. I identify as a Catholic, cisgender, biracial (Latinx and white), gay male. I have been actively involved in my parish of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco’s Castro district for the last three years since moving back to SF from the east coast. […]

Meet Meli

Hi all! My name is Meli Barber; originally from Columbus, OH, I now make my home in Indianapolis, IN with my wife, Carli. I’m thrilled to be joining the Equally Blessed pilgrimage to Panama! I am committed to working for LGBTQI inclusion in the Church and witnessing to the holiness […]

Meet Catherine

I’m Catherine Buck, and I’ve been a blog writer for New Ways Ministry since June 2018. I’m excited to be joining the Equally Blessed pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama! As an allied Catholic woman (she/her), I’m committed to working for LGBTQIA+ rights with this incredible coalition. Since writing […]