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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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February 1, 2023 | by Richard Young | Today’s reflection combines traditional mysticism and contemporary physics to remind us that the Scriptural call for us to be “light” to the world is not just metaphor, but metaphysics – both symbolic and literal truth. In so doing, this reflection challenges us to let our light shine forth, and so brighten the world!
January 30, 2023 | by Families With Dignity | As president of Families With Dignity (FWD), a group that works for acceptance of LGBTQIA+ people in the Catholic Church, Linda Karle-Nelson welcomed this week’s statement by Pope Francis that “being homosexual is not a crime.” The Pope was responding to Catholic bishops in Africa and elsewhere who have supported government efforts to criminalize homosexuality.
January 25, 2023 | by Ann Marie Szpakowska | While the Commandments speak of behaviors, the Beatitudes speak of dispositions. Matthew seems to set up Jesus’ most famous sermon as the internalization of the Divine law. But keeping the law in our hearts still leads to certain behaviors, although perhaps less focused on avoiding the bad than approaching the good. Today’s reflection invites us to keep the love of Jesus alive in our hearts, and let our actions show that love to the world.
January 25, 2023 | by DignityUSA | The world’s oldest Catholic group advocating for LGBTQIA+ equality is celebrating Pope Francis’ statement that “being homosexual isn’t a crime” in an interview with the Associated Press. DignityUSA says this welcome change in the Vatican’s position “could vastly improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ people around the world.”
January 18, 2023 | by Jeff Vomund | The call of Jesus’ first disciples often challenges us to ask how we have responded to this invitation. Today’s reflection asks a preceding question: “Have I come to know the One who calls?”. Further, do others – at least implicitly – come to know that same call and Caller through their interactions with me?

Upcoming Events

  • Lenten Reflection Series

    Join us each Wednesday night in Lent starting on February 22, Ash Wednesday, through April 5 at 8pm-9pm ET (7pm-8pm CT/ 6pm-7pm MT/ 5pm-6pm PT) to discuss the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Register once to get a reminder each week, and join us for a single session or the entire series! This series is free but registration is required. 


    February 22, 2023 to April 5, 2023
    8:00pm

  • A Conversation with "LGBTQ Catholic Ministry" Author Jason Steidl Jack

    Jason Steidl Jack will discuss and answer questions about his new book, "LGBTQ Catholic Ministry: Past and Present." Jason Steidl Jack is an assistant teaching professor of religious studies at St. Joseph's University in New York. He earned a PhD in systematic theology at Fordham University. This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is free but required. 


    March 28, 2023
    8:00pm

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