Soon I began calling myself a “quiet Catholic,” one who stopped attending Mass and rarely told anyone my religious background as a gay man. After all, how could I belong to a church that blamed members of our gay community for [the sexual abuse] crisis?
I attended my first Dignity/Boston liturgy about six years ago, in summer 2004. My first thought after walking in and witnessing a lay led service was “wow, this place is like post-Vatican III!”
Dignity/Boston and DignityUSA are definitely places I am comfortable calling my spiritual home—places where my whole self is celebrated. My sexual orientation is not feared or questioned and I can worship God without fear of persecution and homophobia. Dignity has renewed my faith and I truly believe my story is one that can be shared by many.
Excerpts from Victor Postemski's article
"Renewed Faith through DignityUSA"
Quarterly Voice File:
- My Journey with DignityUSA
- My Journey in Faith and Cultures
- How I Was Energized by Dignity/New York and DignityUSA
- Renewed Faith through DignityUSA
- How Can DignityUSA Members Welcome and Engage Young Adults?
- A Critique on Misogyny and Homophobia Article in QV: Quarterly Voice for First Quarter 2010
- Book Review--That Undeniable Longing: My Road to and from the Priesthood