Those of us who treat Jesus' resurrection as simply an historical event that put God's seal of approval on his ministry and teachings probably don't understand the significance of today's celebration.
It's easy to confuse resurrection with resuscitation. In the latter, we presume someone... more
We are now in the midst of our Lenten season, and as believers we use this time as a preparation to celebrate the mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ Jesus. In whatever way we have chosen to prepare our minds, bodies, and souls for the joy of Easter, we know that as a people rooted in the promise of Redemption, our work does not end at the Easter Sunday celebration. Our faith calls us to faith in action, and to the work of building the kingdom of God. That is the exciting reality of the work of Dignity at the local and national levels.
Now is the Acceptable Time
We celebrate the success of DignityUSA’s 21st Biennial Convention, which marks over 42 years of ministry and advocacy for the LGBT community in the Catholic Church. Dignity’s call to reform and justice for those marginalized within the Church has now bridged several generations, and the fruits of this unceasing labor were evident at this year’s national gathering, which brought together nearly 300 attendees from across the country, with a span of over eight decades in age. This year’s biennial Convention was held in progressive and lively Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 4-7, 2013.
- Mateo Williamson, DignityUSA
DignityUSA Convention Recap
Joe recently published a poignant, deeply personal account of what it means to be Catholic and gay. He came into his own and came out in a time when the risks were immense, and he lives to write and tell about it. Beautiful story, beautiful man.