New Ways Ministry, the 40-year-old advocacy group for LGBT Catholics, brought its eighth national symposium here April 28-30 with what one presenter called feelings of both “hope and frustration.”
The conference highlighted the sense of optimism that under the leadership of Pope Francis there was reason to hope for a lessening of discrimination towards gays and an advancement of their civil rights within the church.
“Pope Francis has unlocked a new era of openness and dialogue on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics,” New Ways Ministry’s executive director, Frank DeBernardo told some 300 attendees. Still injustices abound.
Source: National Catholic Reporter