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Gay Catholics Respond to Pope’s Impending Resignation

Call for a Leader who will Listen, Reconcile

Boston, MA, February 11, 2013. DignityUSA, the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, responded to the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of February with the following statement:

Like all Catholics, we appreciate that Pope Benedict put the needs of the Church first in determining he is no longer able to meet the demands of his position. We wish him a peaceful retirement.

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Gay Catholic Group Celebrates 40 Years in Washington, DC

The Washington Blade has published an extensive piece recognizing Dignity/Washington's 40th Anniversary

By Joey DiGuglielmo on November 29, 2012

All the mainline Christian denominations by now have gay subgroups that have formed and many in the U.S. — Episcopalians, United Methodists and others — can point to huge strides they’ve made over the last several decades in persuading their hierarchies to acknowledge their presence.

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CATHOLIC COALITION CELEBRATES HISTORIC NIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Equally Blessed asks Bishops to Abandon Misguided Appoach to LGBT Issues

 Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Catholic groups that work on behalf of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the church and the wider society released this statement on yesterday’s election.

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Catholic Bishops, Knights of Columbus Must Cut Ties to NOM

Equally Blessed cites National Organization for Marriage’s racially divisive tactics in letters to Dolan, Anderson 

April 4--Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Catholic justice organizations, today called on the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, to publicly disassociate themselves and their organizations from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

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Lesbian Catholic Columnist Jamie Manson Shares her Faith

In the first session of a new vidoe-conference series called Queer Catholic Faith, sponsored by DignityUSA, noted National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflects on her spiritual roots, being part of a Church where she has experienced both rejection and profound hope, and the sacredness of the everyday. To view and hear this conversation, click here.

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Gay Catholic Leaders Applaud Priest’s Removal from Ministry, Repeat Calls for Dialogue with Church Leaders

March 10, 2012. DignityUSA and Dignity/Washington, DC today applauded the Archdiocese of Washington, DC for suspending Father Marcel Guarnizo from all ministry within the Archdiocese. In a letter to priests, Vicar General Barry C. Knestout cited “intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry” as the reason for the suspension. Father Guarnizo recently refused Communion to Barbara Johnson during her mother’s funeral because she is a lesbian.

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A THIRD CATHOLIC GOVERNOR SIGNS MARRIAGE EQUALITY INTO LAW

Equally Blessed praises O’Malley, says all God’s children must be treated with respect

 MARCH 1—Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic groups that support equality for LGBT people in the church and wider society, released this statement today on the signing of marriage equality legislation in the state of Maryland:

"We are deeply gratified that Governor Martin O’Malley has joined fellow Catholic governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Christine Gregoire of Washington in signing marriage equality legislation into law.

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