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Gabriel Bodenheimer

ACT NOW: Support the Sisters of Mercy in San Francisco

Earlier this month, the Sisters of Mercy in San Fransciso decided to continue the employment of Gabriel Bodenheimer (pictured above), a transgender man, at Mercy High School. Read coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle and National Catholic Reporter. This flies in the face of recent trends within Catholic institutions to fire or expel LGBTQI employees […]

Schedule of LQBTQI-Themed Events

Equally Blessed, a US coalition of 4 Catholic groups working on LGBT issues (New Ways Ministry, DignityUSA, Fortunate Families, and Call To Action) is sponsoring a group of Pilgrims to attend the World Meeting of Families. The pilgrims are families with LGBTQI members. They will be speaking privately and publicly […]

Love is Love

Celebrate all marriages on National Marriage Week

The US Bishops have asked Catholics to participate in National Marriage Week each February, and are urging parishes to observe a “National Marriage Day” during Sunday mass. While we agree that marriage is a blessing, we believe that all loving marriages deserve celebration and recognition– not just heterosexual marriage. Show your support for all marriages by […]

Marianne Duddy-Burke announcing the survey

Catholic organizations launch survey to collect lay input for Vatican Synod on the Family

On November 12, 2013, a group of 15 progressive Catholic organizations (including all four Equally Blessed coalition partners) launched an on-line survey to enable U.S. Catholics to provide input to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and to the Vatican in preparation for an upcoming Synod on the Family. Over 1,200 Catholics completed the survey within the first three hours after it was made available.