March 7-9, 1997
June 28, 1997
Kurylowicz comes out By Charley Honey, Religion Editor
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference said Kurylowicz's coming out to his congregation, first in a newsletter then from the pulpit on Holy Thursday, is "unprecedented." "No one knows of anyone who has spoken of this from the pulpit," said Sister Mary Ann Walsh. The Catholic Church, she added, would "question the wisdom of bringing your own issues into the pulpit." Kurylowicz says he had to speak out to call attention to the pain of gays and their families -- a pain he experienced most of his adult life.
September 1o, 1997
October 8, 1997
In the Ordinary Session of October 8, 1997, the Cardinals and Bishops who make up the Congregation judged that the statements of Father Nugent and Sister Gramick, which had been identified through the above-mentioned procedure of the Regulations for Doctrinal Examination, were in fact erroneous and dangerous.
Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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The following is Fr. Robert Nugent’s and Sr. Jeannine Gramick’s account of the Vatican investigation into their ministry to homosexuals. Many of the documents and letter mentioned in this account are also available on NCR’s website. (National Catholic Reporter)