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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.

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Dignity/Chicago President: What the Papal Election means for LGBT Catholics

In an interview during the Papal Conclave, Dignity/Chicago President Chris Pett talked with WGN Radio's Turi Ryder about qualities we'd like to see in a new Pope, the faith of LGBT Catholics, and the work of creating inclusive community.

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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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Equally Blessed laments Pope’s disparagement of LGBT people, families

Coalition of four Catholic groups offers “healthier, godly” vision of human family

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 21--Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican bureaucracy have released a number of troubling statements in recent days disparaging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and speaking against their right to be treated fairly in civil society.

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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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DignityUSA Media Relations Director Quoted in Reflections on Pussy Riot as Successor to Act Up

DignityUSA Media Relations Director Jeff Stone is quoted in this story from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty about similarities between Russia's Pussy Riot and Act Up's December 1989 protest at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Posted with permission from RFE/RL.

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Gay Catholics Pledge Solidarity with Women Religious

Support The Sisters

DignityUSA Prays for Productive Dialogue within Catholic Church 

Boston, MA. August 10, 2012. As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) conclude their annual meeting, and their discernment about how to respond to the Vatican’s expression of concern about the organization, DignityUSA affirms its support for LCWR and its members.

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Catholic Coalition Applauds Obama for Stance on Marriage Equality, Laments Bishops' Stance

Equally Blessed, a coalition of four faithful Catholic groups who work on behalf of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the church and wider society, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s endorsement yesterday of marriage equality:

 “In endorsing marriage equality, President Obama has risked a political confrontation with the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church by embracing the wisdom of the people in the Catholic pew, and we salute him for it.

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BIDEN MAY NOT SPEAK FOR OBAMA, BUT HE SPEAKS FOR MOST CATHOLICS

Equally Blessed praises Vice President for supporting marriage equality

May 7, 2012. Equally Blessed, a coalition of four faith Catholic groups who work on behalf of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the church and wider society, released the following statement in response to Vice President Joe Biden’s comment on marriage equality made yesterday on Meet the Press:

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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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