Dignity/Washington's young adult group hosted the third annual community celebration of Shrove Tuesday, February 17. D/Washington members and friends of all ages were welcomed to the Dignity Center to enjoy pancakes, drinks, beads, and a 50-50 raffle to send some young adults to the DignityUSA Convention in Seattle this summer. Making pancakes Shrove Tuesday day is an old English tradition in order to use up all fatty ingredients before fasting for Lent.
On Saturday, February 28 Dignity/Washington’s Guest Speaker Series was proud to host Roy Bourgeois who presented on his Peace, Justice, and Equality Journeys, at the Dignity Center.
Roy Bourgeois spent four years in the military and received a Purple Heart in Vietnam. In 2010 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A Catholic priest for forty years, he was expelled from the priesthood in 2012 because of his public support for the ordination of women.
With little more than the moral backing of his increasing number of supporters, Roy Bourgeois has waged, and continues to lead, battles for peace, for social justice against military oppression of the poor, and for the inclusion of women in full participation in the Catholic Church.
For more information, you might wish to visit www.soaw.org and www.roybourgeoisjourney.org, or read: 1) Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas, by James Hodge and Linda Cooper with a Foreword by Martin Sheen; and 2) My Journey From Silence to Solidarity; Why a Catholic Priest for 40 Years Was Expelled from the Priesthood, by Roy Bourgeois.