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Bishop Gumbleton: Remembering a Prophet Pioneer of Catholic LGBTQ+ Equality

With great sadness and great gratitude, New Ways Ministry mourns the passing of our dear friend, Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton. Read More

Mother of Transgender Child Writes to Pope Francis: “Stop Putting Limits on God’s Love!”

I humbly ask you, Pope Francis, and all Church leaders to re-examine Catholic doctrine about the LGBTQ+ community. We must stop putting limits on God’s love and divinity. Read More

LGBTQ+ Issues May Not Be on the Synod’s Agenda This October. I Still Have Hope.

What big decisions are going to come out of the Synod on Synodality's General Assembly at the Vatican in October, especially decisions related to LGBTQ+ Catholics? Recently, we got a pretty clear answer. Read More

Next Week: Join LGBTQ+ Spiritual Conversations for the Synod!

In preparation for the Synod on Synodality’s conclusion this October, New Ways Ministry is hosting a “Conversations in the Spirit” gathering for LGBTQ+ people and allies. All are invited to participate! Read More

Blessings Opposition Due to “Enduring Animus” Against LGBTQ+ People, Says Cardinal McElroy

A top U.S. cardinal has said opposition to Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing blessings for... Read More

Synod Delegates Tell LGBTQ+ People: ‘Let Us Hear Your Voice. Use Us to Amplify It.’

"Let us hear your voice. Let us hear your stories. Use us to make sure that it's amplified." This was the exhortation made by a delegate to the Synod on Synodality's General Assembly while speaking to LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies last week. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocates Forge Ahead in Seeking Inclusion from Synodal Process

The countdown to the Synod on Synodality's final global assembly in October 2024 has begun, and there are many questions both about what may change by year's end and if anything has changed already. An article in U.S. Catholic provided some analysis about the Synod and change as it relates to issues of church reform. Read More

Synod Offers “Fresh Hope” for LGBTQ+ Welcome in Church, Writes Theologian

“There is…fresh hope for the church to develop a truly 'catholic' (inclusive) stance toward its LGBTQ+ members,” one theologian opined in evaluating the Synod on Synodality's first General Assembly that concluded last fall. Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Nonviolent Lessons for the Synod

LGBTQ+ Catholics can learn a lot from Dr. King. And as I read his words, I couldn’t help but hear the echoes of what Pope Francis has been teaching the church about synodality. Read More

“Living This Diversity Should Make Us Rejoice!”

In Fiducia Supplicans—and even more so in the pro-LGBTQ+ movements in Germany, Flanders, and elsewhere that brought it about—I see the lived diversity that Pope Francis says “should make us rejoice!” Read More