Equally Blessed in the News

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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 […]

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 […]

Pope Francis

‘God loves you’: How the pope’s inclusive comments on homosexuality could change America’s Catholic schools

During a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Juan Carlos Cruz — a Chilean sex abuse survivor — shared a groundbreaking anecdote from a meeting with Pope Francis. After the pope apologized for the abuse Cruz suffered at the hands of church leaders, Cruz said he opened up to Francis about the trauma that […]