To find an answer to the question “Was Cardinal Newman gay?” I think may best be answered by rephrasing the question to “Was Cardinal Newman straight?”
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
“Today’s decision is one of the first applications of the Supreme Court’s ban on sex discrimination to employees of private religious schools.”
Mea maxima culpa! In the post sent out earlier today, I inadvertently forgot to include…
The time has come for the Catholic Church to officially recognize Fr. Mychal Judge as a saint.
Who is the god that I believe in? Who is the God that I believe in?
Rather than a scandal, this saga involving Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill is a tragedy. And the tragic element of it is not being addressed.
Read a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, in response to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.
Pride Month feels a little different this year than in the past. For one thing,…
At a New Ways Ministry workshop that Casey attended, I once asked participants for their favorite scripture verse or passage which gave them strength for the journey of LGBTQ ministry. Casey’s answer was: “Human beings look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). Casey’s life was an example of striving to live into that virtue. He always tried to look at people the way God looked at them—with loving parental eyes. Our church is a better place because he lived that way.
New Ways Ministry strongly supports the Catholics in Germany, including priests, who today are blessing hundreds of same-gender couples.
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