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On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

(New Ways Ministry’s response to this news is embedded in this post.  To read the... Read More

‘We Are Family’: Mary McAleese, Gay Son, and His Husband Will March in Dublin Pride Parade

As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland's capital. She will be in attendance with her  son, Justin McAleese, and his husband. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Cardinal Farrell’s Confusing Comment on Dialogue

The head of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life has finally spoken out as to why he was not allowing an international Catholic woman's conference to be hosted by the Vatican. Read More

Controversy at Irish Seminary Prompts Conversation on Gay Priests

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 13, 2016 This summer’s controversy at Ireland’s national seminary... Read More

Ireland Ends "Year of Equality" with LGBT Church Worker Protections

Ireland’s lawmakers ended the country’s “Year of Equality” by passing a bill that will ban discrimination... Read More

In Advance of the Synod, Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Launches In Rome

This post is the third in Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and Family... Read More

The Personal Dimension of Ireland's Marriage Equality Victory

Continuing our coverage on the Irish referendum on marriage equality, we turn today from the... Read More

Former President of Ireland Criticizes Vatican Stand on Homosexuality

    Mary McAleese, a former president of the Republic of Ireland, has weighed in... Read More