The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s new anti-transgender guidelines are not only pastorally ineffective but also personally damaging in so many ways.
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
Like the magi, let us follow the star revealed to us.
May God make your year a happy one!
Here’s what you thought were the BEST developments in the Catholic LGBTQ world for 2021.
Here’s the list of the ten Catholic LGBTQ developments of the past year that we’d rather not have experienced.
What did YOU think of 2021’s Catholic LGBTQ news events? You have an opportunity to state your opinion by completing our annual survey of the “Worst & Best Catholic LGBTQ News Events” of the past year.
A Christmas meditation.
Apologies are powerful in their ability to build bridges of reconciliation and justice.
In 1971, Sister Jeannine Gramick, New Ways Ministry’s co-founder, began ministry with LGBTQ people. She was prompted by a young gay man’s question: “What is your church doing for people like me?”
It’s Giving Tuesday, the annual day during the pre-Christmas shopping season set aside to encourage…
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