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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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May 10, 2023 | by Darby DeJarnette | The liturgical calendar foregrounds joy during Easter, but that does not mean our griefs and fears disappear. This week’s reflection encourages us to consider God’s work in nature and take courage from the emerging patterns of love and new life that we see. When the world is dark, we may not see clearly, but Love remains active despite our poor vision. This season of resurrection reminds that the living flame of love cannot be not extinguished.
May 3, 2023 | by Jeff Vomund | For centuries, Biblical scholars have used Jesus’ statement that no one comes to God except through him as a justification for the exclusion (and often oppression) of those who are not Christians. Today’s reflection interprets that passage in a more inclusive light, understanding Jesus as centering intimate relationships as opposed to intellectual assent in the journey of faith.
April 26, 2023. DignityUSA celebrates the Vatican’s announcement that 70 lay people will be voting members of the global Synod process, ending the centuries-long exclusion of Catholic laity from helping to shape key aspects of church governance and direction.
April 26, 2023 | by John P. Falcone | How do we acknowledge the redemptive potential of suffering with glorifying it? Today’s reflection grapples with this question and invites us not so much to an answer as to a process. Perhaps it is not the suffering that is redemptive, but rather loving through suffering that saves us.
April 19, 2023 | by Richard P. Young | Today’s reflection reminds us that we are all somewhere on the road to Emmaus: grieving, celebrating, realizing, retelling. We all find ourselves along this archetypal path, seeking a unity with, and a community of, Love. Where are we on that journey in this moment? And what might be our next step toward hearts that burn with Love?

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