The following history is based on the commemorative booklet entitled DignityUSA at 25: A Chronology, 1969-1994 compiled by former DignityUSA President Pat Roche. Copies are available from the Dignity national office and were also printed in the Dignity Journal 27:2-3 (Autumn 1995). Highlights from 1995-Present compiled by former Dignity Vice President Pat McArron.


  • From January 13-15, Jim Bussen represents Dignity as an uninvited guest at a meeting of lay Catholic leaders in Belleville, IL. The group eventually becomes the Leadership Council of Catholic Laity (LCCL).

  • From July 2 3-28, the Second National Catholic AIDS Conference is held at the University of Notre Dame.

  • In December, the final report of the Task Force on Sexual Ethics is forwarded to all members via a special focus issue of the national newsletter.