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DignityUSA Calls the Church to “Conversation and Conversion” as the USCCB Meets

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 11:15)

DignityUSA invites you to a day of fasting, prayer, and witness on November 14, 2005, as the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) begins its meeting in Washington DC. We are especially inviting those who live in and around the DC area to join us for various events surrounding these meetings.

We call the Church to “Conversation and Conversion” around issues of its gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters. As members of the Body of Christ we come to share our lives, hopes, dreams, and sorrows with our Bishops, so they and the entire Church might come to a conversion of the mind and heart.

What can you or your Chapter do?

  1. Join with other members of DignityUSA and its supporters as we stand a 24 hour vigil and fast outside the Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC at 11:30 am on Sunday, November 14th or at the opening Mass of the USCCB at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, on Monday November 15, 2005 at 4:30 pm. For information regarding the witness in Washington DC contact: Patty Hayes,phayeser1@yahoo.com.
  2. Join in solidarity with those in Washington DC as individuals and groups in your homes or as Chapters, in this time of fasting, prayer, and witness.
  3. The witness at the USCCB is but a beginning. DignityUSA encourages you and your chapter to use this season of Advent as a time to communicate with your local bishops. Your words and thoughts communicated with your bishop are the most powerful forces for conversion of the mind and heart. You may find ways to have “conversation” with your own bishop in whatever way seems fitting for your situation.

When we speak they will hear. When they hear, we cannot be invisible.

For information regarding any of these events/actions please contact: Patty Hayes,phayeser1@yahoo.com.