|USA||GRAMICK SIGNALS HOPE TO CONTINUE GAY MINISTRY|
Sr Jeannine Gramick, barred last year by the Vatican along with her colleague, Fr Robert Nugent, from ministering to homosexuals, has claimed that the ban does not extend to public speaking.
In a recent interview with the Catholic Courier, a diocesan newspaper in Rochester, New York State, she said she hoped to revive all aspects of her former ministry in due course.
She also attacked the Vatican's "Notification" against her, saying it was wrong to suggest that she had ever misrepresented church teaching on sexuality. As a "mediator and reconciler", she had never made her own views on the subject public. To enquire into her personal beliefs was a violation of conscience, Gramick added.