Live from the Vatican! A Request from Sister Jeannine Gramick
Dear Bondings 2.0 Readers,
As many of you have been reading , New Ways Ministry’s executive director, Francis DeBernardo is live from the Vatican’s Synod on the Family this month. Frank is doing ground-breaking work in Rome, trying to be a voice of LGBT equality at the synod’s public press briefings every day. (Click here or scroll down to read today’s report.) We want him to stay there until the end of the synod, but the cost of doing so presents a problem.
Sister Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.
Would you be able to help keep Frank in Rome until the synod ends on October 25th, so that he can keep asking questions and make sure that our message of LGBT equality is heard in Rome? If so, click here, fill out the form, and write “Keep Frank at the Synod” in the “Comments” box.
Last week, at the Vatican press briefing, he asked an archbishop from Ghana whether African bishops would support a synod statement on the criminalization of lesbian and gay people. The archbishop’s response was a breakthrough in the silence or complicity that church leaders have had concerning these repressive laws. You can find his full answer and see a video on this blog by clicking here.
If you would like to read all his past reports so far, please click here. If you would like to follow his reports via email, just add your email address in the “Follow” box at the top of the column on the right-hand side of this page, and click the “Follow” button.
The synod is a vitally important opportunity to move LGBT equality forward in our Church. Would you be able to send a donation today? If so, click here, fill out the form, and write “Keep Frank at the Synod” in the “Comments” box.
Whether or not you can donate, we also ask that you keep Frank and the synod of bishops in your prayers. Your prayers are our most precious gift. We keep you in our prayers, with gratitude, every day.