The Equally Blessed pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families was featured in The Huffington Post about the ways Pope Francis’ statements on parenting alienated LGBTQ parents. Frank DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry and Marianne Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA (both members of the Equally Blessed coalition) were quoted in the article extensively.
Marianne and her family are Equally Blessed World Meeting of Families pilgrims, and in the article she mentions her family’s involvement in the pilgrimage:
To combat the bias against LGBT families, Duddy-Burke said she will travel to Philadelphia for the pope’s visit in September. She and a group of Catholic families and bishops from around the world will ask Pope Francis to meet with them and hear their stories.
“Sizable majorities of Catholics readily embrace their LGBT members, and have grown comfortable with a wide range of family configurations,” she said. “They are impatient for the leadership to catch up!”