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Exhibit Profiles Lesbian Couple Who Left Religious Life But Not the Struggle for Justice

A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century. Read More

Editor of Book on Lesbian/Queer Nuns Reflects on Coming Out and Authenticity

"This is who I am. I'm happy with it,” affirms Sr. Grace Surdovel of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she reflected on her identity as both a religious sister and a lesbian woman. Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” 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

NCR Features New Ways Ministry Programs for Lesbian Sisters, Religious Communities

Global Sisters Report (GSR), a project of the National Catholic Reporter focused on women religious, recently profiled New Ways Ministry's programs that supports lesbian, bisexual, and queer sisters, as well as their congregational leadership. Read More

Fr. James Martin Honors Scientist Who Showed Homosexuality Is Biological; And More News

Today's post features Fr. James Martin's tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues. Read More

Gay Singer VINCINT Shares How Affirming Sr. Nancy Made a Difference in Middle School

Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth. Read More

Giving Thanks for Our Abundant Blessings

Every year on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Bondings 2.0 presents a bundle of gratitudes from the volunteers, board, and staff of New Ways Ministry. Today's post is this year's selections, reminding us that God is always bountiful in blessing us! Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: Sr. Jeannine Gramick Speaks of Hope at Stonehill College

Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, spoke with the Stonehill College community recently... Read More