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About Francis DeBernardo, Editor
Francis DeBernardo has ministered at New Ways Ministry since 1992, first as a volunteer, and then as a staff member since 1994. He has served as Executive Director since 1996. He has conducted programs on LGBT issues and Catholicism in parishes, dioceses, retreat houses, colleges, and religious communities throughout the United States. He authored Marriage Equality: A Positive Catholic Approach. He is the editor and a contributor to Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of news and opinion covering Catholic LGBT topics. His articles have appeared in The National Catholic Reporter, Commonweal, The Advocate, and The American Catholic. He was the keynote speaker at the conference on religion and LGBT issues at the first World Pride event in Rome, Italy, in 2000, and a featured speaker at the interfaith conference at World Pride in London, England in 2012.
Entries by Francis DeBernardo, Editor
Bondings 2.0 marks another milestone.
Every year on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Bondings 2.0 presents a bundle of gratitudes from the volunteers, board, and staff of New Ways Ministry.
Today’s gospel reading has to be one of the scariest in the Bible! That is not a warm, fuzzy God. That is the God of nightmares.
Joe Biden, the U.S. President-Elect, is only the second Catholic to rise to the nation’s highest office. But he is the first president who comes to office with a sterling record on LGBTQ issues.
The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, in response to Pope Francis naming 13 new cardinals to be created in a November 28, 2020 consistory.
The current situation requires not an “either/or” bit of advice, but a “both/and” recommendation.
How can you be more welcoming of LGBTQ people in your parish? By learning what they seek and do not seek in a faith community.
The answer to solving the church’s LGBTQ problem is not primarily a matter of mind, but of heart.
Is Mychal Judge a gay saint? Yes, without a doubt. But not simply because he was a gay man who was also holy.
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