Today is St. Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate love. What’s leprosy got to do with it?
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
It isn’t ever easy to acknowledge how privilege operates to the benefit of some and to the painful detriment of others. This is especially true, I think, for people who consider themselves progressive on social issues.
“Lesbian nuns are the Church’s pearls of great price. They are treasures that have been hidden in our convent fields for centuries that are now being unearthed.”
January 6, 2021, should be an Epiphany for Catholic leaders to finally end their degrading messages about LGBTQ people.
“You have been placed upon this earth. Go your way through it, paying heed to God’s will.”
A Christmas blessing for you!
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global celebration of generosity that comes as we prepare for Christmas, and a time when we ask for your support.
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.
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