Ministering to LGBT* people

23. 6. 2018

Jeannine Gramick in Bratislava

Sister Jeannine Gramick in Bratislava, photo: Branislav Wáclav/

Sister Jeannine Gramick, an American nun, has been ministering to LGBT* people for over 40 years and has fought for their full acceptance within the Catholic Church. She is a co-founder of the New Ways Ministry pastoral service.

In the recording of a discussion with Sr Jeannine Gramick that took place on 14 June on the premises of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Bratislava, you’ll learn – among many other things – about how she got involved in LGBT ministry, how she unexpectedly met Pope Benedict XVI (who knew her name from a case record), find out the stance of the majority of Catholic moral theologians and what she draws her strength from.

Many thanks to the organizing team and their co-workers (GayChristians Slovakia and ok21) for inviting Sr Gramick, who kindly agreed to come and discuss the ways in which the Church can be welcoming and become the home of the non-heterosexual faithful as well. The host of the talk was Veronika Holíková and interpreting was provided by Martin Kolenič. Thank you all.