An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped ‘Catholicism’ from its label after the local bishop sent an email to all diocesan priests and deacons, reiterating that the event did not have diocesan approval.
The event was originally titled: “Building Bridges: A Dialogue on Faith, Catholicism, and the LGBTQ Community.”
“To be very clear, despite its billing, the event is in no way sponsored by, sanctioned by, or associated with the Catholic Church,” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati told his priests in a March 9 email.
“In fact, one of the scheduled speakers has been ordered to not speak on behalf of the Catholic Church in the United States due to the grave error of her teaching,” he noted.
That speaker is Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, who co-founded New Ways Ministry, an LGBT outreach ministry that has been rejected as theologically unsound by Church authorities.