Beyond Dignity conventions, how do we come together as a community of communities? How do we make room for non-members and members in a welcoming environment? How do we deepen our identity as a community hungry for spiritual growth? And how do we ride the wave of techno-digital advancement to help us meet these goals?
The answer: Queer Catholic Faith (QCF)!
Last winter we introduced QCF as a live, web-based show in which members and non-members could participate with a few mouse-clicks, and from the cozy comfort of their home. The hour-long QCF show features a new guest each month, offering a uniquely intimate view into a guest’s spiritual journey convictions, and passions. Following the formal 30 minute interview, attendees can pipe in with questions for the guest through a Q&A box, and converse with each other via a chat box.
People logged in from all over the country and from several places in Canada. Some Dignity chapters gathered in groups to watch and participate together. From Honolulu to Miami to Vancouver to rural Indiana, the response to the form and content of these shows was overwhelming gratitude.
So a new season of QCF launches! We’ve filled our first six months, beginning October, and are excited to introduce the line-up. All shows air on a Tuesday, 9:00 pm EST, and all shows are recorded and put on the DUSA website for those who missed it live or wish to view again. Attendance is free.
Registering only takes a few seconds. Join us in our Live QCF interactive webshows!
|October 23||Fortunate Families (FF) founders Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata, joined by their gay son, Jim. They will discuss the ministry of FF, one of the best kept secrets in the Catholic Church, and its profound effect on Catholic parents and families.||View Recording|
|November 20||Sr. Maureen Fiedler, SL: host of the recent radio series “Gay in the Eyes of God” as part of her syndicated “Interfaith Voices”|
|December 18||Sr. Jeannine Gramick: co-founder of New Ways Ministry||View Recording|
|January 29||Victor Postemski, DignityUSA Board member and Young Adult Caucus member. He will discuss being young, gay. and Catholic.||View Recording|
|February 26||Fr. Bob Pierson: Courageous, outspoken priest. Will explore how the Church can make good on its teaching to “show respect, compassion, and sensitivity” to LGBT persons.||View Recording|
|March 19||Delfin Bautista: Dignity/Fort Lauderdale member, TransCaucus member. Delfin will be joined by his mother, Rebeca Del Cristo, and they will share their journeys since Delfin came out as transgender.||View Recording|
You can find the recordings of the Spring 2012 Season here.
The Spring 2012 guests were:
|Jamie Manson: (March guest) Jamie Manson is spiritual director, sought-after national speaker, provocative writer and prophet all rolled into one woman of deep faith.||View Recording|
|Hilary Howes: (April guest) This amazing transgender Catholic woman has a story to tell! Hilary transitioned after she married and had a child, and she and her family weave a journey of tremendous faith, fidelity and integrity.||View Recording|
|John McNeill: (May guest) In the early days of the gay liberation movement, John offered prophetic witness as an out-gay Roman Catholic priest, and remains a prophet of transformative spirituality. This theologian and author is the subject of a new documentary film “Taking a Chance on God”.||View Recording|
|Mary E Hunt: (June guest) Offering an expansive mind and heart in all she does, this Catholic theologian is a leader in the women-church movement and is co-founder and co-director of WATER: Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual.||View Recording|