Pope Francis, Sister Janine Graham, Church The Church discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Decades ago a local nun was told to stop ministering to gay Catholics told by the Vatican that what she was doing was wrong but fast forward to today and she's trading letters with Pope Francis and getting thanked for 50 years of work Sister Janine Graham helps run new ways ministry out of Mount Rainier a group that advocates for equality for LGBTQ Catholics and one that U.S. bishops have argued should not be considered a Catholic organization But following some of the Pope's more accepting comments about homosexuality her group sent him a letter asking for affirmation of their work He wrote back And there's been a series of letters The most recent letter from the Pope thanked her repeatedly for 50 years of compassion administering to a group often shunned by the church The church is all of the people of God And we need to hear from all of the people No one is excluded Sister jeanine says if you read the gospel of Jesus Jesus welcomed everyone John doeman WP news Hundreds of Afghan refugees who fled their country when the U.S. withdrew operations they are last summer are now trying to make a home in our region and one settlement organization in Alexandria says it needs help to meet the demand 90% of the staff we have in our Northern Virginia office are Afghan Kris omarosa runs the Lutheran immigration and refugee service which has helped some 700 refugee families with cultural training school enrollment and job searches Areas like the D.C. metro area Texas California that have had larger Afghan populations historically are the ones that have attracted new rivals Of course when I arrived here I didn't have anything and we fall asleep on the bedroom carpet Mujan is easy left Kabul with her family in July and is working with LI RS and finding fellow refugees stability It really feels great because I know what they're going through With more families expected IRS posted an online wish list find it at WTO P dot com Megan clarity W TOP news Look at sports on the way One 14.

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