The Dueling Realities Facing LGBTQ+ Catholics

Dear Readers,

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day set aside to support organizations that seek to improve our world. One day each year, we ask you, our faithful readers, to support New Ways Ministry.

As readers of Bondings 2.0, you know well how important Catholic LGBTQ+ ministry is. LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies today face dueling realities. In many areas of our church, decades of work are yielding fruits of inclusion. However, a backlash against LGBTQ+ equality is also growing. Discrimination is on the rise in the church, as well as society. Sometimes, as with the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, discrimination spills over into horrific violence.

Your donation not only enables us to keep providing the latest on Catholic LGBTQ+ news, opinion, and spirituality on this blog. It does far more. Can you make a donation right now to sustain our work in 2023? You can donate by clicking here.

In the coming year, it is essential that pro-LGBTQ+ Catholics keep taking action against discrimination and building up inclusion. Civil rights are being rolled back and some dioceses implement anti-transgender policies, often targeting youth. New Ways Ministry helps educate and empower Catholics to be a positive voice for LGBTQ+ people in both the church and in society.

We are most grateful for the ways you already support New Ways Ministry. We ask you now to make a gift of $35, $50, $100, or even $1,000 to sustain our work in 2023. You can donate by clicking here.

We are most grateful for our faithful readers who make the Bondings 2.0 community so great. And for all the ways you support New Ways Ministry’s work of justice and reconciliation—not only financially, but with prayers, joining programs, and more—thank you.

Francis DeBernardo, Editor

Robert Shine, Managing Editor

Sister Jeannine Gramick, SL, Co-Founder

November 29, 2022

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