Dear Frank and Staff of New Ways Ministry:

 In the spirit of lived eucharistic communion, we members of the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious wish to express our gratitude to you and your staff for your compassionate presence in ministry to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in the Church.  We recall the words of our bishops in their pastoral letter, “Always Our Children,” affirming that all are children of one God.

 We support you in your efforts to make possible the Eucharist at your gathering.  It is the sign of our identity as Christians and it is the source of our strength for the journey to holiness to which we are all called.  Your desire to give expression to your faith as Church in coming together around the Eucharistic table is to be celebrated.

 Wherever we celebrate Eucharist and live in communion with others we are a sign of hope that God’s reign will come with love and justice for all.