US Bishops: New Way Ministries is NOT Catholic

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2011)—The chairs of two committees of the USCCB have reaffirmed that New Ways Ministry’s material is not in conformity with the Church.

Read the Bishop’s statement here.

Deacon Fournier has a commentary on New Way Ministries . Excerpt:

Among the notorious dissenters from the clear teaching of the Catholic Church concerning homosexual practice is an organization called “New Ways Ministry”. The group explains its mission on its web site as “a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian and gay Catholics and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.”

They have actively and aggressively opposed efforts to defend marriage against attacks by homosexual equivalency activists seeking to redefine it. This is in direct opposition to the formal support of the defense of marriage by the Catholic Church and the crystal clarity of the teaching of the Church. They openly and aggressively foster dissent within the Catholic Church and cause scandal and confusion. They have been publicly and repeatedly reprimanded by the Church. In fact, two of their former leaders, a priest and a religious sister, were ordered to resign their positions with the organization and separate themselves from any involvement with the organization. Among their corrosive efforts is the listing of what they call “gay friendly parishes” and “gay friendly colleges” within the Catholic Church in the United States. Read more here.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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