Thursday, May 19, 2011

Censured Nun, Sr. Jeannine Grammick To Speak At Jesuit Universities

Sr. Jeannine Grammick
“More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church” set to be hosted by Fairfield and Fordham University. The series will include an October 29th conference at Fairfield University titled “The Care of Souls: Sexual Diversity, Celibacy and Ministry.”  The conference description appears to challenge Catholic teaching against h@mosexual activity. Sr. Jeannine Grammick, co-founder of New Ways Ministries, is listed as one of the conference speakers.  Life Site News had this to report about Sr. Grammick in 2006  A report from Life Site News in 2009 revealed that Sr. Grammick wrote in the Catholics for Choice magazine Conscience: “We cannot afford to let our dissenters be silenced.  They are a gift to our church.” Just this past March, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Chairman of the U.S. bishops’ doctrine committee, condemned a booklet from New Ways Ministry on “Marriage Equality” and recounted the numerous occasions on which the group’s co-founders, Sr. Gramick and Fr. Nugent, were disciplined by the Church for activities in defiance of the Church and its authority, Life Site reported. The Fairfield University website notes that Sr. Grammick is the author of Building Bridges: Gay and Lesbian Reality and Catholic Church and Voices of Hope: A Collection of Positive Catholic Writings on Lesbian/Gay Issues. Thanks to the research of Thomas Peters, we learned that Fairfield University received $100,000 from the Arcus Foundation last year .
Link (here) to read the full article at The Cardinal Newman Society.

1 comment:

Maria said...

For the latest update on New Ways Ministries and their open defiance of Wuerl's directives and church teaching see:,winter2010-11.pdf

The very first article is commentary penned by Fr. James Martin SJ.