A new book from New Ways Ministry
A Home for All: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination makes the case for why and how Catholics should support non-discrimination initiatives for LGBTQ people in both church and society.
This new publication is a brief 60-page book written by Francis DeBernardo and Robert Shine, respectively New Ways Ministry’s executive director and associate director. The book was created for Catholics in the pews, pastoral ministers, and educators to understand why their Catholic faith promotes equality for LGBTQ people, despite some church leaders’ opposition.
In addition to the main text, the book contains 24 testimonials supporting LGBTQ non-discrimination from a diversity of Catholic leaders, including bishops, cardinals, theologians, women religious, community organizers, and social justice advocates. Some of the more well-known names include: Washington’s Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Santa Fe’s Archbishop John Wester, prominent theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale and Cristina Traina, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and even Pope Francis.
The book includes a series of reflection and discussion questions, as well as a list of resources and organizations, making it a great educational tool for individual reflection and for use in parishes, schools, and other Catholic settings.
The book’s main text is based on a theological statement about LGBTQ non-discrimination that New Ways Ministry produced in the summer of 2021. It was publicly endorsed by over 750 key Catholic figures including theologians, scholars, pastoral leaders, and social justice advocates. Additionally, close to 2,000 other Catholics with leadership roles at the grassroots levels of the church also endorsed the statement.
$9.95 a copy plus shipping. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Praise for “A Home for All”
“What a practical and insightful treasure! It is such a gift to have in one place a summary of the Catholic teaching on inclusion of the LGBTQ community. Not only that, but having resources to use in the parish and other settings is invaluable. So clear…and so important!”
—Sister Simone Campbell, S.S.S., Author, Nuns on the Bus
“A Home for All superbly explains the importance of Catholic Social Teaching for discussion about LGBTQ issues in our church. This book is an excellent resource for pastoral ministers and educators in helping Catholics to understand the need for social protections for LGBTQ people.”
—Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (retired), Archdiocese of Detroit