Will Sexual Orientation Derail Canonization for Fr. Mychal Judge? – New Ways Ministry

As regular readers of Bondings 2.0 may be aware, New Ways Ministry has launched a campaign to find people who knew Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, the New York City Fire Department Chaplain who died in the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11.  The purpose is finding such people is to assist a Vatican researcher who is exploring the canonization of this Franciscan priest who ministered to many marginalized communities, including LGBT Catholics.

This campaign hit a little bump in the road last month when National Catholic Reporter columnist Michael Sean Winters claimed that New Ways Ministry was pushing for this canonization because Mychal Judge was gay, and that such promotion by our organization would hurt, not help, Judge’s canonization as a saint.

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