Tag Archives: DignityUSA

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Laying to Rest an Era of Vatican LGBTQ+ Bashing

[The passing of former Pope Benedict XVI] marks what is, I hope, the end of a long, painful era for LGBTQIA+ Catholics, our families, and the entire church. (DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke) Pope Benedict XVI, who served as pope from 2005 until his historic

Bible and Catholic crucifix with pride motif

Archdiocese of Detroit Joins Extremist Homophobia Trend

Will American Catholics embrace love? As I cope with the Sunday-morning death of my father, thoughts of religion and spirituality occupy me. As extended family gathered around his deathbed last week, I reflected on my membership in a large Irish-Catholic clan. While much of my

National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York

Mychal Judge: Gay Saint of 9/11

A gay priest is considered a saint by many since his heroic death in the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to New York City firefighters, responded quickly when Muslim extremists flew hijacked planes into the


David v. Goliath

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Religious Leadership Roundtable released a groundbreaking study on the resources, challenges and opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-affirming religious organizations. The study, David v. Goliath: A Report on Faith Groups Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and


DignityUSA Sees Challenge Ahead in New Papacy

News release WASHINGTON — The leadership of DignityUSA, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics reacted with dismay to the election of Cardinal Ratzinger as the new Pope. DignityUSA President Sam Sinnett said, “The new Pope is seen as the principle author


Dignity Decries Discrimination

News release WASHINGTON — The Leadership of DignityUSA criticized the effort of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to write discrimination against same-gender couples into the U.S. Constitution through their support of a Federal Marriage amendment. “[A June 25, 2004] statement by Bishop Gregory