During Pride Month, we remember afflictions from the past, but we know that what those afflictions produced was not disaster, but endurance.
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
Read the full statement of Miguel Diaz, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago.
I propose we consider not just ‘sexual abuse’ but ‘abuse of sexuality.’ “
A new cardinal with a strong LGBTQ-positive record.
A Rhode Island Catholic high school student recently organized a protest demonstration against two pieces of anti-trans legislation introduced in the state’s General Assembly.
What are you giving up for Lent? Here’s some suggestions.
I’ve been asked that question a lot over the years, and I’ve heard many different answers.
Bondings 2.0 asked ten leading voices in the LGBTQ Catholic world to respond to Christopher Lamb’s suggestion that the Catholic Church has made a decisive shift on LGBTQ issues. Today’s post is Part II of their responses.
Bondings 2.0 asked ten leading voices in the LGBTQ Catholic world to respond to Christopher Lamb’s suggestion that the Catholic Church has made a decisive shift on LGBTQ issues. Today’s post is Part I of their responses.
New Ways Ministry stands unequivocally with the people of Germany’s #OutInChurch movement, an initiative in which 122 Catholic LGBTQ people who work for church institutions have come out publicly.
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