The Gay Catholic Returns

Hi everyone!

I know. It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me.

Once life got back to normal after Pope Francis’ visit to the White House, I began facing obstacles I did not expect.

To be honest, 2017 & 2018 were not good to me. I struggled mentally, physically and spiritually. Those two years were the hardest years of my life so far.

I needed time … okay, a lot of time … to focus on me. I had lost myself and was blinded by others from seeing my worth and potential in life. It was not until this past summer that I took back my life and chose a path that has led me to bigger and better things.

Trust me — rediscovering yourself and regaining balance in life is hard. It took patience, time, blood, sweat, tears and, to my surprise, FAITH & LOVE.

As I’ve been reflecting, this made me think of one of my favorite Rascal Flatts songs, Unstoppable:

When your heart is full of doubt And you think that there’s no way out You find your faith has been lost and shaken You take back what’s been taken Get on your knees and dig down deep You can do what you think is impossible Keep on believing, don’t give in It’ll come and make you whole again It always will, it always does Love is unstoppable

Fortunately, I do feel whole again and more like myself than I have in a long time.

Today is Ash Wednesday and I could not think of a better day to share that you will be seeing more stories and articles from me in 2019 and beyond.

The Gay Catholic is back. I am back.

My name is Aaron. I’m Catholic. I’m Gay. I’m Me.

Follow The Gay Catholic on Facebook and Twitter for updates and new stories. To contact Aaron, please email him at



1 clap
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Written by

🏳️‍🌈 The Gay Catholic 👨🏽‍🎓 Jesuit Educated 📷 Photographer 👨🏽‍💻 Digital Media Pro 🏠 Realtor | Bourbon, Wine & Vinyl Collector | Opinions are my own.

The Gay Catholic

A cradle Catholic seeks to understand his God + faith as an openly gay man. If you’re struggling with your faith + sexuality or just want to talk, please email me at: