Listen: In this episode, hosts Father Daniel, Heidi and David talk about Dorothy Day's canonization process; developments with Pope Francis, New Ways Ministry and the Vatican; and the best and worst of 2021.
In two letters to New Ways Ministry this year, Pope Francis commended the group for its outreach to the LGBTQ community and referred to co-founder Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick as "a valiant woman" who had suffered much for her ministry.
A $5,000 fundraiser will support five LGBTQ people fired from their jobs at Catholic institutions in the Detroit Archdiocese. Linda Tomala, a member of Detroit's Families with Dignity, donated to Love Always Wins because such stories made her "disheartened, disappointed, disgusted and angry."
A new statement from New Ways Ministry affirms "that Catholic teaching should not be used to further oppress LGBTQ people by denying rights rooted in their inherent human dignity and in the church's call for social equality."