U.S. Catholics, Including Sisters of Mercy, Express Pain About Vatican Blessings Ban

Despite the Vatican's attempt to end the conversation on blessing same-gender couples, negative reactions to the ban continue to pour in from all parts of the Catholic world. Some of that conversation is about the difficult navigation of LGBTQ Catholics choosing to remain in the church or leave, and the losses that such leaving cause to the church. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Discrimination Under Religious Guise Must Not Be Allowed in Fulton Case

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, recently praised Bethany Christian Services' decision to work with LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents. She wrote more broadly about the need to end discrimination by social service agencies under the guise of religion. Read More

Cardinal Cupich, Elton John, and LGBTQ Catholics Comment on Vatican’s Blessings Ban

A top U.S. cardinal, Elton John, and LGBTQ Catholics worldwide are all weighing in on the Vatican's recent ban on blessings for same-gender unions, often with negative appraisals about an action causing much harm. Read More

Catholic Parishes Are Already Supporting and Celebrating Same-Gender Couples

For many years, Catholic parishes have already been supporting and celebrating same-sex couples. Read More

New Ways Ministry Calls Vatican’s Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples An Impotent Decision

This decision though is an impotent one because it won’t stop the movement to bless such couples, and, in fact, it will actually encourage Catholics in the pews and the many Catholic leaders who are eager for such blessings to happen to work harder in their support—and blessing—of same-sex couples. Read More

Lesbian Nuns Are Staying in the Church, Continuing to Wrestle with It, Say Authors

As a Sister of Mercy, Janet Rozzano has spent a lifetime focused on compassion and love towards the marginalized. Yet it was not until she was in her 40s and had been a sister for over 25 years that she also began to offer that same acceptance to herself as she explored her sexual identity as a lesbian. Read More

Authors of Book on Lesbian and Queer Nuns Speak Out in New Interview

Authors from New Ways Ministry's new book on lesbian and queer women religious share their stories of coming out, the spiritual life, community, and more.  Read More

“Love Tenderly”: New Book Tells the Stories of Lesbian and Queer Nuns

“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." Read More

Catholic Leaders Must Learn from January 6th Attack

January 6, 2021, should be an Epiphany for Catholic leaders to finally end their degrading messages about LGBTQ people. Read More

The Road Ahead

"You have been placed upon this earth. Go your way through it, paying heed to God’s will." Read More