“This is my beloved Son.” My beloved. What a joy to hear those words! What child does not want to hear those words, need to know that they are loved?
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
A happy and blessed new year to all from all at New Ways Ministry!
Here are the top ten BEST Catholic LGBTQ news events of the past year. As you will see, there has been a lot to celebrate these past 12 months!
Today we provide the results of the top 10 worst news events, and tomorrow we will close out the year with the top ten best.
Merry Christmas to all from all at New Ways Ministry!
Jesus chose to identify himself with those overlooked, ignored, and discriminated against in society and called them his most beloved, his “friends.”
The voices of LGBTQ+ Christians are not futile; their cries are not in vain. Rather, their stories, their lives, their voices help announce the Reign of God, preparing the way for the Glory of God.
Why should there be a distinction between faith and love? That seems objectively disordered!
As an LGBT Catholic, I sometimes feel like I’m waiting for God and then something else.
Eight years and still going strong!
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