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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.

This month's highlights:

Moving Forward As Nationwide Marriage Equality Becomes a Reality
by Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director, DignityUSA

During the membership meeting at the Convention, two major directions for DignityUSA’s future work were affirmed. First, those present unanimously affirmed the resolution calling for equal access to our Church’s sacraments, regard- less of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or relational status.

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Chance to be Counted: Information Needed on Intentional Eucharistic Communities
by Marie Sweeney, Dignity/Columbus, Board member elect

DignityUSA chapters have been in the forefront of advocating for full inclusion for almost fifty years now. Our unique voice has come from strong faith rooted in the Catholic tradition that is most often communally expressed in Eucharist. 

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DignityUSA Staff Speak at Forum On Women in the Catholic Church

On July 25, DignityUSA staff Jim Smith and Marianne Duddy-Burke, along with Christine Haider- Winnett, the Equally Blessed Coordinator, all spoke at a forum entitled “Women in the Catholic Church To- day: What Pope Francis Needs to Know.”

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The latest issue of Dateline, which includes these articles as well as other chapter news, is available to download here.

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Leo N. Egashira, Publications Committee Chair, DignityUSA Board of Directors 




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