Pro-LGBT Catholic ministry to be present at Vatican family synod

The Vatican is hosting the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, in which LGBT issues are likely to be a main topic. One pro-LGBT Catholic ministry is making sure that they are present. Sister Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, and Executive Director Francis DeBernardo are currently on their way to Rome to provide a faithful pro-LGBT presence.

The two will be attending and participating in various events around the Synod, and will provide an LGBT-affirming voice for the media as the Synod is conducted.

They will be traveling with Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, a retired auxiliary bishop from Sydney, Australia, who has written a book entitled Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church.   Bishop Robinson has also called on the Church to totally re-vamp its sexual ethics.

You can read about the plan New Ways Ministry for their time during the Synod here. Follow New Ways Ministry for updates on their work in Rome and around Europe by visiting their blog, Bondings 2.0.