On October 21st, a number of media outlets reported that Pope Francis expressed support for civil union laws during a documentary interview. That day we issued a response, communucating our cautious optimism about reports of the Pope's comments. Since then, reporters and journalists from across the country and around the world have reached out to DignityUSA national leaders and local chapters leaders, asking for our thoughts and comments. We were excited to share and to ensure that the voice of LGBTQI Catholic was heard in the midst of an international conversation.
We want to make sure you're plugged in with everything we're up to. We're compiling a list of articles, interviews, and videos featuring Dignity leaders. You can find them below.
Washington Post - Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples
National Public Radio - Pope Franics Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law in New Documentary
HuffPost - Queer Catholics Cautiously Hopeful About Pope’s Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions
Reuters - What Does the Pope's Support for Gay Civil Unions Mean for LGBT+ Rights
BuzzFeed News - Pope Francis Said He Supports Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples
National Catholic Reporter - Pope's latest affirmation of same-sex civil unions hailed as progress by LGBT community
NBC News - Pope's Civil Union Remarks Raise Hopes, Dobuts for gay Catholics
NBC Opinion - Pope Francis' civil union endorsement is welcome. But what are his words really worth?
Washington Blade - Pope Francis Calls for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples
The Advocate - Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples
America - For L.G.B.T. Catholics, Pope Francis’ civil unions remarks matter—even if church teaching hasn’t changed
One Green Planet - Pope Francis Calls for Passage of Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples in New Documentary About His Life
La Nación - La reacción de sectores LGTB mundiales a las declaraciones del Papa
Republic World - Pope's Civil Union Comments Prompt Hope, No Change
RTE - Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil union's
Los Angeles Times - Pope endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary
Los Angeles Times - Angelenos Applaud Pope's Endorsment of Same-Sex Civil Unions, but Worry it doesn't go far Enough
Fox LA - Pope Francis Voices Support for Civil Unions
Fox LA - Local Reaciton to Pope Francis' Historic Endorsement of Same-Sex Civil Unions
KTVU San Francisco - Bay Area Catholics react to Pope's Endorsment of Same-Sex Civil Unions
San Francisco Chronicle - S.F. archbishop responds to Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions
Fort Wayne NBC - LGBTQI, Catholic members react after Pope calls for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples
Windy City Times - Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary
GBH Boston - Is Pope Francis's Support Of Civil Unions Just Lip Service?
WBUR Radio Boston - Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions
NBC Boston - Pope Call for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples
CBS Boston - Local Families Hopeful After Pope Francis Voice Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions
Cambridge Chronicle - Faith in Action: Is Pope Francis’ support of civil unions lip service?
PrideSource - Pope Francis’ Support of Civil Unions Makes LGBTQ Catholics ‘Cautiously Optimistic’
StarTribune - Pope's Civil Unions Stir Up Minnesota Catholics on Both Sides of Issue
Minnesota Public Radio - Pope Francis calls for same-sex civil union law in new documentary
ABC Buffalo - Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time as head of Catholic Church
WXXI News Rochester - Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary
CBS Pittsburgh - Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions; Bishop David Zubik Says Comments Are Being Misinterpreted
Philadelphia Gay News - Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community
Pennsylvania Capital-Star - Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community
The Villanovan - Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions
ABC San Antonio - LGBTQ group provides insight into Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex couple civil union protections
NBC San Antonio - Pope's civil union remarks 'means so much' to LGBTQ Catholic group
ABC DC - LGBTQ Catholics call pope's endorsement of same-sex civil unions an 'important and powerful step'
MetroWeekly - Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples