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Reflecting on the Papal Audience with LGBT Catholics

Now that New Ways Ministry pilgrims are back in the United States, and now that the dust is settling from our exciting journey to Italy which included… 1,129 more words

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Have most prominent members of Catholic Hierarchy apostatized to Sodom?

Rome, February 19, 2015:  It is one thing to call a sinner to repentance, and be willing to approach the sinner or allow him to approach to preach repentance to him, quite another to confirm him in his sin by publicly bestowing favors or honors upon him while he remains impenitent and an advocate for his sin. 697 more words


New Ways Ministry Members Finally Get VIP Seats To Hear Pope

In what would have been unthinkable under the previous Pope Benedict, members of an LGBT religious support group in the US, called New Ways Ministry, were given VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly audience yesterday, Wednesday 18th. 198 more words


For Ash Wednesday: How to Pray with St. Francis and St. Clare

“O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.”

As I joined other New Ways Ministry pilgrims in Assisi a couple of days ago to visit the holy sites associated with Saints Francis and Clare, I easily imagined St. 271 more words


Will Pope Francis Meet With Sister Jeannine Gramick and LGBT Catholics?

Since becoming pope in March 2013, one of Pope Francis’ most endearing habits has been making phone calls or writing notes to ordinary people, and even sometimes meeting with them in a personal encounter. 756 more words


What Pro-Gay Catholics Can Learn from Evangelicals About LGBT Issues

One of the most popular LGBT religion books to be published recently is Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian.  A young evangelical author, Vines’ received wide attention for his work both in the religious and secular press.   536 more words


What Was the Best and Worst of Catholic LGBT News in 2014?

2014 has been quite a year!   Synod debates, church worker firings, the “Francis effect,” anti-gay laws, students speaking out for equality–and much, much more!

On the last two days of the year,  145 more words