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

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October 25, 2023 | by DignityUSA | DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke was among four leaders of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics welcomed as special guests at the General Audience at the Vatican today, with an opportunity to meet Pope Francis. This historic meeting occurred just days before the first session of the Synod on Synodality concludes.
October 18, 2023 | by Marianne Seggerman | It is difficult not to get caught up in the toxic politics of our times. Conversations seem to move so quickly from innocuous to offensive. In today’s gospel (and today’s reflection), Jesus sidesteps controversy by inviting us to do our own discernment. Jesus refuses to be a substitute for the listeners’ (and our own) consciences, instead inviting us to invest in our own integrity.
October 11, 2023 | by Lori Ranner | So often the problem with our vision is not that we cannot see, but that we see too much. In this abundance, we lose our focus, missing what matters most. Today’s reflection invites us not only to recognize the abundance in our midst, but to respond to these gifts with the gratitude and reverence they deserve.
October 4, 2023 | by Jeff Vomund | It is tempting to read today’s Scriptures as a call for vengeance and a justification of one’s righteous anger. However, today’s reflection points us in a different direction, and instead asks if our disappointments might lead us to discern as opposed to demolish.
October 2, 2023 | by DignityUSA | Pope Francis’s statement to five Cardinals that there might be ways for church officials to bless same-sex unions is a “welcome sign of openness” on LGBTQIA+ issues, says DignityUSA. The group is the world’s oldest Catholic organization working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the church and society.

Upcoming Events

  • Advent Reflection Series

    DignityUSA invites you to participate in our Advent Reflection Series for 2023. We are celebrating Pope Francis' welcome to all and his prophetic words given at a World Youth Day address: "Todos! Todos! Todos!" Todos means "all." All are welcome to join us for an advent-themed reflection on the week's readings, followed by group discussions. Our friends at Call to Action will join us to kick off this series on November 29! This reflection series takes place each Wednesday, November 29 - December 20, from 8pm - 9pm ET/5pm - 6pm PT. The reflection series is free, but registration is required.

    November 29, 2023 to December 20, 2023