Important Documents of DignityUSA

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[title title="Statement of Position and Purpose" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center"]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p><strong>We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex&nbsp;Catholics in our diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God.</strong>&nbsp;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.</p>[/html]
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[title title="Sexual Ethics" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center"]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p>"As members of your Task Force on Sexual Ethics, our first act is to address ourselves to the prayer, reflection, and study that are essential to success. With the guidance and support of Jesus' Spirit, we can discern together and dedicate ourselves to an expression of our sexuality 'in a manner that is consonant with Christ's teaching.' We commit ourselves to listening to you and to your experience."</p>[/html]
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[title title="DignityUSA Letter on the Pastoral Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People 2007" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center" style=""]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0" style=""]<p>In November of 2006, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a document entitled&nbsp;<em>Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care</em>.</p><p>Although welcomed by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as an acknowledgement of the particular spiritual needs of LGBT Catholics, the document failed to address many important concerns of the very people it seeks to assist. Especially distressing was the bishops’ self-admitted failure to consult with or seek input from the LGBT community during the formulation of the letter. In addition, rather than welcoming LGBT persons to participate fully in the life of the church, the bishops sought to shame them into invisibility and silence, thus perpetuating longstanding prejudices and discrimination against LGBT people in the church and in society.</p>[/html]
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[title title="DignityUSA Bylaws" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center"]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p>Previously Adopted 1/85 Amended 8/85; 7/87; 8/89; 8/91; 4/93, 10/1/93, 8/99, 7/01, 8/09</p><p>DIGNITY recognizes the diversity of its members in matters of sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic location, age, financial ability, health, race, ethnicity and all other forms of diversity and actively seeks to acknowledge and utilize this diversity in its leadership and in fulfilling its Statement of Position and Purpose.</p>[/html]
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[title title="Couples Ministry Resource Guide" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center"]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p>This document had its origins in the 1995 House of Delegates meeting of DignityUSA. Representatives from our Chapters gathered in Los Angeles authorized the establishment of a Couples Ministry Task Force to assess the needs of our members and Chapters and develop guidelines for a Couples Ministry throughout Dignity. Through the Task Force's research, it became clear that there was a groundswell of support for such a ministry, and a need for resources about how to conduct it. In addition, couples living in committed relationships wanted to understand how they could have their relationships validated within a Catholic context.</p>[/html]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p>From time to time, member chapters of Dignity have requested copies of the new DignityUSA logo for use in publications, advertisements, T-shirts, and their own websites. DignityUSA is pleased to make them available for such uses.&nbsp;</p>[/html]
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[title title="Posting Guidelines" type="h3" underline="1" different_values="0" title_align="text-center"]
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[html format="ckeditor" different_values="0"]<p>While we encourage discussions on items on this website, we do have rules.</p>[/html]
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