Equally Blessed in the News

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St Anns Catholic School and Parish

Kansas Catholic school rejects kindergartner with same-sex parents

Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, a Catholic LGBTQ advocacy organization, said that while Catholic school policies vary throughout the U.S., St. Ann is not an outlier in rejecting students with same-sex parents. Some schools welcome children with same-sex parents, some schools don’t and others have more nuanced policies, according to […]

Alliance Of Moms: Raising Baby

Welcoming All Families: Discrimination Against LGBTQ Foster and Adoptive Parents Hurts Children

Equally Blessed coordinator John Freml was recently featured in the “Welcoming All Families” campaign by the Center for American Progress. This includes a feature on CAP’s blog entitled, “Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Took a Foster Child From Her Loving Foster Dads” and a mention in a new CAP report produced in partnership […]

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Catholics Answer ‘Call To Action’ On Social Justice Issues

From immigration to human rights to race-motivated hate, how are religiously-affiliated people responding to issues in America? A social justice movement among Catholics asks followers to be peacekeepers and troublemakers simultaneously. Faith leaders and scholars speak on “The Source.” Zach Johnson, Executive Director of Equally Blessed member organization Call To Action, […]

Fountain near St. Peters

As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests

“Our church’s very unhealthy attitudes about sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular really need to be addressed,” says Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, a Catholic LGBT advocacy group. Duddy-Burke sees the abuse crisis in the context of what she considers Catholic church homophobia. “Whenever the church is under stress, […]

Paul Kalchik

Local priest’s planned Rainbow flag burning shut down by Chicago Archdiocese

“We are grateful that the Chicago Archdiocese quickly and firmly rejects the words of this pastor and his intended ‘ritual’ which are inconsistent with Catholic values and beliefs,” said DignityUSA President and Dignity/Chicago member Chris Pett. “It appears that this pastor was hijacking the parish to promote an extreme, ultra-conservative […]