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Statement of Position and Purpose

We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex Catholics in our diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love becomes visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.

Many Catholics are concerned  about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ plan to draft a letter that may limit the ability of prochoice and pro-equality Catholic politicians, including President Biden, from receiving Communion.

We do not believe that the Eucharist, the most sacred gift Jesus left us, should be used to punish anyone from following their consciences on matters that are important to them, even if that leads them to believe differently from what the bishops teach. 

In partnership with the Catholic Organizations for Renewal, leading up to the bishops’ vote on this letter in November, we are inviting Catholics to reflect on what Communion means to us. Submit a letter, image, video, or audio file addressing one or more of the following questions below:

  • What importance does Communion have in your life?

  • How does it link to your commitment to the Gospel?

  • Have you ever witnessed someone being denied Communion? What was that like?

  • What would you like to say to the bishops of the Catholic church in the U.S.? 

Share you voice here

Mission Statement

DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

Vision Statement

DignityUSA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.