Project Description

Jeannine Gramick (USA) is a Sister of Loretto. She received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and taught mathematics before engaging in pastoral outreach, education, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics. In 1977, she co-founded New Ways Ministry, a US organization working for justice and reconciliation of LGBT people and the Catholic Church. Her ministry and dealings with Church authorities are documented in the film, “In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick’s Journey of Faith.”

Extract from Jeannine Gramick and Ruth Hunt, “Staying In and Reaching Out” in Visions and Vocations:

Until the second Vatican Council the Catholic Church had this very authoritarian world view, but there is a different world view since Vatican Two, and Pope Francis is trying to revive this. The truth is that there is truth, but we’re in search of the truth. We don’t yet have the fullness of truth. We are not a fortress so that we have to close ourselves off and fight the world. The world has something to teach us. (Jeannine Gramick)