Searching for Agency

My choices were to live my vocation in the closet, come out and be fired, or come out and leave my job. The third option was the only one that left me any agency.

Nick Fagnant, School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, MATM ‘22

I taught in a Catholic high school for years. It was my faith community, and I loved it more than I can put into words. It’s my vocation. As a gay man, though, my choices were to live my vocation in the closet, come out and be fired, or come out and leave my job. The third option was the only one that left me with any agency. I came to STM to figure out where else God may be calling me in ministry to young adults, but I miss my students and my friends every day. I wish the Church could see that God called me, exactly as God made me, to help build the Kingdom.

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