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New Ways Ministry began when a young man asked Sr Jeannine Gramick “What is the Church doing for my gay brothers and sisters? What are you doing, sister?”  Sr Grammick thought, and did something.  New Ways continues to “do something”.  We could well ask Cardinal George, so many years later:

“What is the Church doing for my gay brothers and sisters? What are you doing, Cardinal George?”

And you: what are you doing, for our gay brothers and sisters in church, and for New Ways Ministry ?

Sr Jeannine at St Peter's, Rome

Show your support. Join the Face book group, visit the News Ways Website and show support there. Write your bishops.

From Facebook  “We Support New Ways Ministry:”

New Ways Ministry is a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian and gay Catholics and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Through research, publication and education about homosexuality, New Ways Ministry fosters dialogue among groups and individuals, identify and combat personal and structural homophobia, work for changes in attitudes and promote the acceptance of gay and lesbian people as full and equal members of church and society.


New Ways Ministry is at a critical point in its 33-year history. As you may have heard, Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on February 5, 2010, saying that New Ways Ministry does not provide “an authentic interpretation of Catholic teaching.” Naturally, we disagree. Read our response to the right of this column. We are undaunted by this charge, and we plan to continue our ministry as we have been doing—as long as we have your continued support!

One way to show your support at this point is to respond to Cardinal George’s decision by writing him a letter or sending him an email. It is imperative that Cardinal George hear from Catholics who support New Ways Ministry’s mission and programs. Would you do us the favor of taking a minute or so to send him some correspondence? Speak from your heart and from your experience. Let him know what role New Ways Ministry’s projects have played in your life. Speak honestly but respectfully. We ask that you write to Cardinal George at one of these addresses:

Cardinal Francis George, OMI
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Cardinal Francis George, OMI
Archdiocese of Chicago
PO Box 1979
Chicago, Illinois 60690