Posts Tagged ‘Sr Jeannine Gramick’

Vatican summit tackles women’s ordination with a nod from Pope Francis

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
women's ordination

Discussions about women’s ordination to the priesthood have become livelier in the waning days of the synod on synodality, Pope Francis’ month-long summit to discuss pressing issues facing the church. While there’s a consensus that women’s roles need to be promoted, participants remain divided on how to achieve that goal. The Vatican’s synod, which started Read more

Gay rights pilgrims get VIP treatment at papal audience

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A group of United States gay and lesbian Catholics was given VIP treatment at a papal general audience in St Peter’s Square on February 18. Fifty members of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights, made a pilgrimage to Rome. Their requests for VIP seats at the weekly audience were Read more

US nun urges Obama to restore abortion promotion funding

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

An American woman religious has urged President Barack Obama to restore funding for programmes that promote abortion in other countries. Sr Jeannine Gramick was one of the signatories to an open letter to the US president from various faith-based organisations. The letter claimed women and girls who face sexual violence and rape deserve meaningful access Read more