Sister Jeannine Gramick is leading an LGBT pilgrimage to the Vatican in February 2015. When Gramick spoke in Dallas in 2010, Dallas Voice interviewed her.
The trip, called “Rebuild My Church: Pope Francis and St. Francis,” will give pilgrims an opportunity to reflect on church renewal while visiting historic, artistic, and sacred sites in Rome, Assisi, and Florence.
Gramick founded New Ways Ministry in the 1970s to minister to gay and lesbian Catholics. The organization compiled a list of LGBT-friendly churches around the country as well as LGBT-friendly Catholic schools. The ministry was also instrumental in working with Catholic lawmakers in Maryland, where the ministry is based, to show them that a majority of Catholics in the state and in the U.S. supported marriage equality.
Gramick asked that we share the trip information “with anyone who may be interested in making this pilgrimage and learning about rebuilding our church into a more just and inclusive community.”
For more information on the pilgrimage, contact New Ways Ministry.