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Vatican resource page for the Synod on Synodality (photo: Screenshot in frame by Pexels / Pixabay / CC0)

The Vatican’s Synod of Bishops shouldn’t promote a group that has been condemned by U.S. bishops — they should instead highlight faithful apostolates ministering to LGBTQ-identifying Catholics.

By Jonathan Liedl, EWYN News, December 16, 2021

Jonathan Liedl Jonathan Liedl lives and works in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He has previously worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Catholic Rural Life and EWTN. …


Jonathan LiedlThe organizers of the Catholic Church’s “synod on synodality” have restored a link to a controversial LGBTQ+ Catholic advocacy group to a website of synod-related resources only days after the link had been removed. The link leads to a video produced by New Ways Ministry, an organization that has run afoul of Church teaching and leadership over the decades, including for its long-standing push for marriage between people of the same sex and for its criticism of the Church’s call for same-sex attracted people to embrace celibate living (despite the fact that this is what the Church asks of anyone who is not validly married).

According to Thierry Bonaventure, communication manager at the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, the link was first removed after it was brought to the General Secretariat’s attention that New Ways Ministry is not recognized by the U.S. episcopacy as an approved Catholic organization. …