Press Release

An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan from LGBT Catholics and Family Members

In media interviews given on Easter Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who also serves as President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that the Catholic Church should be more open to gay and lesbian people (bisexual and transgender people were not mentioned). He said "I love you, and God loves you." When pressed about what could be done to make lesbian and gay people more welcome, the Cardinal said he did not know. Below is DignityUSA's response.

April 1, 2013

Dear Cardinal Dolan,

LGBT Catholics offer Prayers, Caution for New Pope

Boston, MA, March 13, 2013.  DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke has made the following statement on the election of Pope Francis:

 “We join our fellow Catholics in praying for the ministry and leadership of Pope Francis.  We applaud the cardinals for their recognition of the rising energy of the Catholic Church in the global South and the new possibilities and perspectives that may come from that region.