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Catholic Ministry To Homosexuals
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Recommended
Reading

Editorial
 Important note about Section.

Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith
 Notification Statement

CDF Profession Of Faith Demand

A Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements, and How They Have Changed Through the Centuries. 
by Maureen Fiedler, Linda Rabben (Editors)

Response To CDF Ministry Suppression

Fr Robert Nugent, S.D.S. -(Revised  July 15  Version)

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, S.S.N.D.  (Updated Oct 1 1999)

Responses In Support Of Vatican Decision:

Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza Bishop of Galveston-Houston (1)

Adam Cardinal Maida Arcbishop of Detroit

NCCB President Calls For Acceptance Of Church Teaching on Homosexuality (2)

NB:

(1) Bishop Fiorenza of Houston is also the NCCB President
 (2) Cardinal Maida and Bishop Fiorenza were on the earlier investigations and
       voiced strong opposition to Gay ministry.           
.                  

Recommended
Reading

Responses In Support of
Sister Jeannine and Father  Robert

New Ways Ministry Director Francis DeBernardo's Statement    

Leadership Conference Of Women Religious Statement

Outrage at Vatican banning of pastoral ministers - Call-To-Action

Pax Christi USA asks U.S. Catholic Bishops to Appeal Vatican Office Ban on Ministry to Gay Community

Commentary and Individual Reflections From Clerics, Religious and Laity

New Ways Ministry Special Request:

If your conscience and your reason informs you that a serious injustice has been committed please write letters of support for Father Nugent and Sister Gramick.  Your letters do  make a difference.  Respectfully ask that the CDF to reconsider their decision.  WRITE NOW

Related Links:

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Time Sensitive Links!

ARCC (Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church)

Always Our Children - 1997 National Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement
A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers is a  statement  of the NCCB Committee on Marriage and Family.

Church Teaching On Homosexuality - This apologetic attempts to show how the official teaching is reasonable and compasionate.  Various theologians have found problems with this approach.

When Wrong Turns Out
To Be Right.

An article published in U.S. Catholic which examines dissent and change within the Catholic tradition!

CNN Nugent Link

Debate Over Gays Drives A Wedge Between Truth and Love
Chicago Tribune Article by Steve Kloehn - July 16, 1999

Dignity - Questions and Answers About Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender and Catholic.  Is Dignity the only ministry to Gay Catholics?  

Judgement Day For a Priest. - Washington Post

New Ways Ministry Web Site

SisterSite is a Cyberplace for Women Religious and their Friends.  Check out  their ``What's New" page for latest updates.

Zenit Vatican News Report

Recommended Reading:

Rome Has Spoken...

The Church and the Homosexual  - by John J. McNeill

Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Lovers, Families, and  Friends - by John J. McNeill

Freedom, Glorious Freedom - by John J. McNeill

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