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LGBT Pilgrims Reflect on World Meeting of Families; Others Question Meeting's Impact

As a busy fall for Catholic LGBT advocates winds down, its time for reflecting about what happened–and forecasting what might come. This post focuses in on World Meeting of Families (WMF) and Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. 1,433 more words


Fr. Fred Daley Helps Church Embrace the Gifts of Gay Priests & Brothers

Despite Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?” remark in 2013, the Catholic Church remains ambiguous in its acceptance of gay priests and religious though by some estimates they may constitute up to 60% of clergy. 513 more words


LGBT Advocates, Vatican Observers React to Synod on the Family's Final Report

Now that the Synod on the Family is concluded, much is already being written about an event The New York Times called the “most momentous, and contentious, meeting of bishops” since Vatican II. 963 more words


Synod Final Report: Not Much Is Said, But A Lot Has Changed

The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, on the final report of the Vatican’s Synod on Marriage and the Family: 691 more words

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Live from the Vatican! A Request from Sister Jeannine Gramick

Dear Bondings 2.0 Readers,

As many of you have been reading , New Ways Ministry’s executive director, Francis DeBernardo is live from the Vatican’s Synod on the Family this month.  332 more words

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New Ways Ministry Welcomes Pope Francis to Philly with Catholic Gender Identity Workshop

Just as Pope Francis began his schedule in Philadelphia, Catholics gathered in a church hall in downtown to explore ideas and personal experiences about gender identity.  1,237 more words


At Philly's World Meeting of Families: Not Much Time Given to Homosexuality, But LGBT Catholics Keep Conversation Going

The World Meeting of Families’ (WMF) only session on homosexuality was held Thursday afternoon, drawing more than 750 people to the talk featuring a Catholic celibate gay man, Ron Belgau, and his mother, Beverley. 1,119 more words