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Joseph Amodeo is a legal and policy researcher, nonprofit professional, and freelance writer living and working in New York City.

He received a Master of Arts in political science with a concentration in law and policy as well as a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in religious studies with a concentration in religion and society from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Joseph is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration at Marist College where his studies focus on health care administration and policy.

His writings on religion and society have been featured in The Tablet, The Evangelist, Religion Teachers’ Journal, The Huffington Post, and Believe Out Loud. He continues to serve as a contributor for the religion vertical of The Huffington Post.

Recent Posts

May 28, 2013

Since the beginning of the year, more than two dozen anti-gay hate crimes have occurred in the City of New York. This number alone has rallied not only the gay community, but also elected officials, community organizers, and faith leaders throughout New York and across the country.

May 07, 2013

That’s right, Cardinal Dolan and I shared a hug, but more on that later.

May 05, 2013

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).

Mar 14, 2013

As Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio made his way to the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square, I felt a sense of unease. With full knowledge of Bergoglio’s past comments regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, I was truly concerned about what his papacy may mean for me and the future of the Church.

Dec 23, 2012

When Christ ministered to the Samaritan woman, he met her at the well, spoke with her, and listened to her. While the Canaanite woman begged at his feet, Christ listened and bore witness to her great faith. In reflecting on these two stories from the Gospel, I do not think it is a coincidence that Christ listened as a key element of his ministry.

Dec 04, 2012

These remarks were originally prepared and presented as a keynote address for the World AIDS Day service on December 1, 2012 at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY.

Oct 04, 2012

On Sunday, October 14, will your Catholic parish live the Gospel message of inclusion?

Apr 23, 2012

When Jesus Met Homeless LGBT Youth

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