Boston, MA. June 26, 2016--Leaders of DignityUSA, the organization of LGBTQ Catholics and allies committed to equality and justice for LGBTQ people, welcomed the statement of Pope Francis today that the Church must apologize to gay people and to other groups that it has let down or offended throughout history. The Pope’s comments echoed similar remarks made last week by one of his closest advisors, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany.
April 8, 2016, Boston, MA. Pope Francis’ long-anticipated response to two sessions of a world-wide Synod on the Family, an Apostolic Exhortation entitled “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love), is a tremendous disappointment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholics and their families, says DignityUSA, a leading organization of Catholics committed to LGBT equality.
February 13, 2016 Dignity/New York sponsored the showing of the film AIDS: A Priest’s Testament at the LGBT Center in NYC where 50 people gathered for the event. Jeff Stone is shown introducting the main figure in the film, Fr. Bernárd Lynch.
BBC Visits Dignity/New York - Gay Catholics' message to Pope Francis ahead of US visit
Contact: Marianne Duddy-Burke, 617-668-7810
Boston, June 26, 2015. DignityUSA, the organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, cheered today’s Supreme Court’s sweeping decision that strikes down state bans on same-sex marriage, and makes marriage equality the law of the land throughout the U.S.
Demand immediate removal of sanctions against LCWR leadership
For Immediate Release: December 16, 2014
Organizational media contacts: See list below
For general background:
Kate McElwee: (Rome) +39 06 320 3331 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 11, 2014
Contact: Ann Craig Craignewyork @ gmail.com
LGBT Black Christians and faith leaders join tens of thousands of historically Black congregations/denominations and allies to wear black to church on Sunday, December 14 in response to police brutality: “Black LGBT bodies must matter, too!”
LGBT Catholics Say New Vatican Document is “inadequate and alienating,” call for “official input” into Synod on the Family
Contacts: Marianne Duddy-Burke, 617-669-7810
~~16 Catholic Organizations Call on Pope Francis to Apologize to U.S. Nuns; Launch Petition
Washington, DC - The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an umbrella group representing 80% of the 57,000 nuns in the United States, remains under scrutiny from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).