Bergoglio sends a congratulatory letter to Jeannine Gramick
Pope Francis shows support for the American sister Jeannine Gramick of the Sisters of Loreto at the foot of the Cross, co-founder of the Ministry of New Ways of the Catholic Apostolate. Particularity: a nun close to LGBT Catholics and committed to defending their rights as faithful. Bergoglio sent the nun a handwritten letter on 10 December last year on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Sister Jeannine’s activity.
Pope Bergoglio’s letter to Sister Gramick is the latest in a series of letters from the Pope written to gay Catholics and others who serve and support LGBT people. Still in his letter, Francis praises Sister Gramick for her willingness to suffer for love. Repubblica writes: “Jeannine Gramick is a nun who has been involved in the LGBTQ community for over half a century. She started in college when she was 29, and became friends with a homosexual who had left the Catholic Church to join the Episcopal Church. Jeannine he told the Washington Post that he organized masses in his apartment for homosexuals who had left the Church, and “when the liturgy was over they had tears in their eyes, because they felt welcome again”.
The conservative US clergy would like to remove it for its pro LGBT activity
It is not always easy to do this in an atmosphere in which the bishops of the United States have repeatedly lobbied to remove her from the ministry. When they refused to do so, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith launched an 11-year investigation which ended in a notification, which stated that Sister Gramick and Father Nugent’s presentations on homosexuality did not accurately represent ” the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts and the objective disorder of homosexual inclination “, and banished the two from any pastoral activity linked to LGBT people. For this reason, Bergoglio’s letter is even more significant.
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