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Pope Reassigns Official Thought to Be Behind Vatican’s Blessing Ban

A key Vatican official believed to be the person responsible for the Vatican ban on same-gender blessings last year has been reassigned by Pope Francis in a personnel change that could have wider significance. Read More

Programs Scheduled For LGBTQ & Ally Participation in Synod on Synodality

With the Synod on Synodality now fully underway, New Ways Ministry is announcing two upcoming programs in early 2022 to help LGBTQ people and allies engage with the synodal process. Read More

New Ways Ministry Accepts Vatican Apology for Synod Webinar’s Removal

New Ways Ministry has accepted the apology of Vatican official who removed a link to New Ways Ministry's webinar on synodality from the Synod office's resources website last week. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to Apology from Official at Vatican’s Synod Office

Apologies are powerful in their ability to build bridges of reconciliation and justice. Read More

Pope Francis Writes to New Ways Ministry: “Thank You for Your Neighborly Work”

News broke yesterday that Pope Francis has been in correspondence with New Ways Ministry this year, thanking the group for its work and affirming its co-founder. Read More

Actress Sharon Stone Tells Vatican Curia: “Listen to Your Pope and Respect Him”

U.S. actress Sharon Stone has urged Vatican officials to “listen to your pope and respect him” when it comes to LGBTQ issues. She made the comments earlier this year during the international film festival in Cannes, France. Read More

Italian Bishops Now Seek Dialogue In Wake of Defeated LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

One of Italy's top bishops has expressed a desire for dialogue after legislators voted down a bill that would have provided non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, a bill the church has strongly opposed up to now. Read More

New Ways Ministry Webinar To Explore LGBTQ Catholics’ Participation in Synodal Process

In October, the Catholic Church will begin a two-year process that could be the most revolutionary ecclesial event since Vatican II. It is essential that LGBTQ Catholics and allies be involved. Read More

In Press Conference, Pope Francis Makes Support for Civil Unions Absolutely Clear

Pope Francis has reiterated his support for same-gender civil unions in very clear terms. He did so just days after attending a screening of last year's controversial documentary in which he seemingly made such support known, too. Read More

Some Italian Catholics Support Non-Discrimination Bill, While Vatican Is Now Quiet

Some Italian Catholics have offered their support for an Italian bill that would enhance LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Meanwhile, the Vatican, which at one point had intervened against the bill, is now remaining quiet. Read More