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Pope Francis offers little for LGBTQIO Catholics in Amoris Laetitia

Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBTQI equality in the church and civil society, is disappointed in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). While the Pope acknowledges the complicated issues facing Catholics on the margins, including divorced and remarried Catholics and Catholics who identify as […]

Grave concerns about Crux moving to Knights of Columbus

DignityUSA, a member of the Equally Blessed coalition, has expressed grave concern after receiving news that the Knights of Columbus would underwrite the Catholic news service “Crux,” effective April 1, 2016. Noting that the Knights of Columbus have contributed over $6.25 million towards campaigns and measures that oppose same-sex marriage, Executive Director of DignityUSA […]

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Equally Blessed asks Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics and their families

Representatives from all four Equally Blessed member organizations (Call to Action, DignityUSA, Fortuate Families and New Ways Ministry) recently signed a letter asking Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics and their families during his September visit to the United States. The letter, which was signed by 29 diverse organizations and faith leaders, was cosponsored by GLAAD and Equally Blessed partner DignityUSA. Read the entire letter below: […]

Equally Blessed commends Department of Labor’s prohibitions against discrimination of LGBT employees

On January 22, 2015, the Equally Blessed Coalition sent this letter to Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Director Debra A. Carr in the Department of Labor commending them on their Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13672, which prohibits contractors who receive federal contracts from discriminating against LGBT employees: Dear Secretary […]

Equally Blessed coalition invites Catholic bishops to “come out” and stand with Belgian bishop

December 31, 2014– The Equally Blessed Coalition applauds Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, who has forthrightly invited the Roman Catholic Church to formally recognize the grace in committed, loving same-sex relationships. “We have to look inside the church for a formal recognition of the kind of interpersonal relationship that is […]