Inside the Synod hall during meetings on the Synod on the Family in Vatican City on October 21, 2015. (photo: Vatican Media)
As the Church embarks on a two-year synodal process, the confusing optics of the recent New Ways Ministry controversy have only deepened a sense of unease regarding the Synod on Synodality and its impact.
By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News,
Joan Frawley Desmond Joan Frawley Desmond, is the Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in California.
NEW YORK — U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin recently celebrated a “small, but historic step forward” in the campaign for greater inclusion of “LGBTQ” Catholics in the Church.
Noting that the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops’ resource page posted links to a webinar produced by New Ways Ministry, a controversial “LGBTQ” advocacy group for Catholics long-opposed by the U.S. bishops for its dissent from Church teaching, Father Martin tweeted, “As Pope Francis has said, all voices must be heard at the Synod.” The Jesuit’s Dec. 6 tweet marked a brief kerfuffle on social media and at the synod’s communications office at the Vatican. …