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3rd Quarter 2009 QV - Quarterly Voice

At the Second Vatican Council, we were told that “we” are the Church. We, God’s people, are the Church. The Creator made each of us in his image and likeness. The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated in 1975 that there are “homosexuals who are such because of some kind of innate instinct.” That God created me gay/lesbian. He has called us, like Ezekiel and like the Twelve, to stand up and reach out to others.

Harvey Milk once said that if every gay/lesbian came out that discrimination would end that day. Trust the God who created you, who loves you, who wills you to draw breath at this very moment. God will heal you interiorly with this truth. God will impart the Spirit, as he did with the Prophet Ezekiel, to stand up. Then God will use you, despite the objections of some religious leaders, to bring that same faith and hope to others.

Father Geoff Farrow
From his post-communion reflections
DignityUSA Convention 2009 

Quarterly Voice File: 

Content Highlights: 

  • Faithful and Fabulous:  Dignity on the Road at Forty, by Mary E. Hunt
  • President's Convention 2009 Address, by Mark Matson
  • The State of DignityUSA, July 2009, by Marianne Duddy-Burke
  • Convention 2009 Day of Gospel Service:
              San Francisco Food Bank
              Project Open Hand
  • Liturgy Reflection at DignityUSA's Convention 2009, by Fr. Geoffrey Farrow
  • Convention 2009 Workshop Feedback
  • Dignity Convention 2009:  Reflections from a First-timer
  • Convention 2009 Awards