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Why Religious Exemptions Hurt—and Why Catholics Oppose Them

November 17, 2014. 

“The bishops’ demands that the government allow them to discriminate against people who hold different religious beliefs about marriage, family life and health care are in stark contrast with Catholic values, and with what most Catholics in the US believe,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA at a briefing on Capitol Hill convened by a coalition of progressive Catholic organizations.

Reflections on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family: An Extraordinary Time in our Church

by Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of DignityUSA

The first phase of the Synod on the Family process is now complete, and it has been the subject of enormous world-wide attention and analysis. It has been just days since the end of this gathering, and while there is much dust still to settle, here are some of my initial reflections.

Giving Thanks

by Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues, President of DignityUSA

Gratitude is perhaps the humblest and most fitting prayer we can offer the Divine. It places us in that open and vulnerable space where we can, with open hands and hearts, recognize that we are not entitled, deserving, wanting of something, or expecting our needs to be met. If we can just give thanks, for what is and for what will be, we come face to face with a merciful, generous, and loving God who recognizes us as created, chosen, and redeemed.

You Are Fabulous!

by Jim Smith, Associate Director of DignityUSA

A BIG thanks to all who responded to our invitation to post your family photo with testimony for our “Fabulous Families of Dignity” series! Every day during the bishops’ October Synod on the Family, we featured on Facebook at least one family photo with answer to the question “How is God present in my family?”

Dignity/Honolulu marks its annual Solidarity Sunday

Originally published in Star Adviser

Five members of Dignity/Honolulu, a group of approximately 20 LGBT Catholics, attended Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Catholic downtown as part of the group's annual Solidarity Sunday observance. Their intent was to send the message "We're part of the Church" in spite of Catholic doctrine that opposes homosexual acts and same-sex marriage,” said Dignity/Honolulu President Gene Corpuz.

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Highlights of DignityUSA's History

2001

On January 1, President Mary Louise Cervone and Executive Director Marianne Duddy go to Rome to represent DignityUSA in collaboration with Soulforce to bring attention to the Catholic hierarchy's demeaning attitude toward GLBT Catholics.