Detroit Archbishop Quashes Gay Rights Speaker

Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has refused permission for a pro-gay rights speaker, head of an organization which has been censured by the Vatican, to speak at a Detroit-area parish.Francis DeBernardo, executive director of the Maryland-based New Ways Ministry, was scheduled to speak at Christ the King parish in northwest Detroit on Saturday, November 22.  He was to address the Fortunate Families support group, an organization of parents and others who have family members who … [Read more...]

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Asks Obama to Expand Abortion Coverage Worldwide

Jeannine Gramick

Sister Jeannine Gramick, dissident nun and co-founder of the controversial New Ways Ministry, has joined with 30 other faith-based groups from the Protestant, Jewish and Muslim faiths to petition President Obama to clarify, then repeal the Helms amendment, which restricts aid funding for abortion services.The Helms amendment, which was introduced in 1973, prohibits the use of U.S. aid monies to fund abortion as a method of family planning or to "motivate or coerce any person to practice … [Read more...]


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