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News Archive (2005)

DignityUSA Stands with Call to Action

Dear members of DignityUSA:

As the members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gather in Chicago this week, I am proud to stand with our allies in “Call to Action” (CTA) and participate in their activities as a representative of DignityUSA and a member of CTA. CTA has planned an open discussion on the range of critical issues facing our church and will be demonstrating outside the bishops’ meeting site demanding the resignations of those bishops who covered up sexual abuse of children by priests.

Gay Catholics fight for church acceptance

Following is a major media article featuring DignityUSA and some of our faith-filled Catholic members. It is a marvelous example of how DignityUSA reaches out to the 60,000,000+ Catholics here in the United States who make up the People of God — the real Church — and to other religious citizens of our country. We are given a high platform to counter-balance what the Vatican and our own US Bishops say about GLBT Catholics and our issues. Ingrained beliefs and prejudice inevitably fall to the wayside when faced with the truth of our lives. If we do not speak who will.

DignityUSA Sees Challenge Ahead in New Papacy

Contact Information: 

Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 (office & fax)  
314 477-5798 (cell)
Peggy Hayes
617 835-3421 (cell)

Voice for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics Reaffirms its Mission

Washington, DC — The leadership of DignityUSA, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics reacted with dismay to today's election of Cardinal Ratzinger as the new Pope.

DignityUSA Contributes to GLAAD Report on the Catholic Church's treatment of LGBT people

DignityUSA and New Ways Ministry -- two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholic organizations -- recently issued statements observing the April 2nd passing of Pope John Paul II and looking ahead to the selection of the next pope. The statements came as Catholics worldwide mourned the pope's passing and amid growing conversations about the future of the Catholic Church

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Gay Catholic Group DignityUSA Marks the Death of Pope John Paul II

Contact Information: 

Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 (office & fax)  
314 477-5798 (cell)
Peggy Hayes
617 835-3421 (cell)

Holds Pontiff in Prayer 
But Notes Serious Injustices Against Gay People During His Papacy

Washington, DC – The leadership of DignityUSA, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, marked the death of Pope John Paul II with prayer and reflection and called on DignityUSA members and Catholics everywhere to hold the Pope and the Church in prayer during this time of momentous change.

Dignity/San Diego and DignityUSA Express Gratitude for Bishop Brom's Apology

Contact Information: 

Pat McArron
Dignity/San Diego

 

More than 600 people from all walks of life met on the evening of March 21 at the LGBT Center in San Diego to lend support to the McCusker family in light of the recent tragic decision of Bishop Robert Brom to deny a funeral Mass for John McCusker in a Catholic Church (see original press release…). A number of television networks were in attendance for the special meeting.

DignityUSA Calls For Apology From Bishop of San Diego

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Washington, DC – The leadership of DignityUSA is calling on Bishop Robert Brom of the Diocese of San Diego, California, to apologize to the family of John McCusker, a local gay business owner and community activist, as well as to the GLBT community in San Diego for turning the untimely death of John into a chance to twist church law and wrongfully denying him a Mass of Christian Burial.

DignityUSA Urges Washington State Supreme Court to Uphold Lower Court Rulings Affirming Marriage Equality

Contact Information: 

Dignity/Seattle Contact:
Leo N. Egashira, 206 723-4759  
Legashira@yahoo.com
DignityUSA contact:
Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 office and fax
314 477-5798 cell
President@DignityUSA.org

DignityUSA, the foremost organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics along with our families, friends, straight allies, and other supportive people of faith, and Dignity/Seattle, the local chapter, are urging Washington Supreme Court Justices to uphold King County and Thurston County Court rulings last year which declared that denying same-sex couples the right to civil marriage violates the stat

Catholics Affirm the Call for Equal Civil Rights For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Citizens

As legislatures meet across the country and address the issue of civil rights protections for GLBT people and our relationships, we want you to know that DignityUSA is involved, supporting local efforts and adding the GLBT Catholic faith dimension to the equality argument. Following is a statement to members of the Wisconsin Legislature that was shared with the legislators as DignityUSA members, other people of faith and other concerned GLBT citizens participated in a lobbying day sponsored by Christians for Equality in Wisconsin.

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