Equally Blessed has made the following resources available for you to freely share and disseminate.
ChurchWorkerJustice.org is a new resource to combat unjust hiring and firing practices targeted at LGBT+ individuals at Catholic institutions, including schools, hospitals, parishes, and social service organizations. We aim to provide legal and theological resources to church workers who have been fired or who are in fear of losing their jobs, church administrators who wish to learn how to protect vulnerable employees, and communities who are forced to grapple with the expulsion of LGBT+ friends, family members, or colleagues due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Prayer for All Marriages
The US Bishops have asked Catholics to participate in National Marriage Week each February. 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 praying our “Prayer for All Marriages” with your family, faith sharing community or parish.
As Catholics, we continue to take an active role in our communities, creating the kind of parishes and schools that we feel nurtured in and called to. This involves cultivating relationships by reaching out to those around us and illustrating why our faith calls us to tell our stories and those of our loved ones.
St. Valentine’s Day Cards
For LGBTQ religious people, Valentine’s Day can be a difficult holiday. Many who come from faith traditions that are not yet LGBTQ inclusive find that friends, family, and community membership are not able to celebrate the love they have found. Thankfully, this Valentine’s Day, we are spreading a different message.
View and share our Equally Blessed Valentines with your loved ones.
The Strong Right Arm of the Bishops: The Knights of Columbus and Anti-Marriage Equality Funding
A report by Equally Blessed
The Knights of Columbus has used its extensive financial resources to become one of the most aggressive opponents of marriage equality in the United States. The organization donated $6.25 million to anti-marriage equality efforts between 2005-2012, with most of the money directed toward ballot measures aimed at banning marriage equality in 12 states.
Additional resources from our partners
Call To Action
- LGBT Justice
Information about one of Call To Action’s major church justice focus areas.
- Contact Your Bishop
Catholic canon law says that it is the responsibility of the laity to speak with their bishop and share their concerns. Consider contacting your local bishop or cardinal and speaking to him about your hopes for church justice.
- Breath of the Spirit
DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for members potential members, which provides support for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.
The monthly newsletter of DignityUSA.
New Ways Ministry:
- Marriage Equality: A Positive Catholic Approach
Share with pastors, parish staff, family, friends, faith community members, community leaders–
anyone who needs to learn about a positive Catholic approach to marriage equality.
- Gay-friendly Catholic colleges and universities
A partial list of known “gay-friendly” Catholic colleges and universities, that is, those Catholic colleges that have some type of lesbian/gay student group, support group, ally group, etc.
- Gay-friendly parishes and faith communities
A partial list of known “gay-friendly” Catholic parishes and faith communities.
- Bondings 2.0
New Ways Ministry’s popular blog providing timely news updates, quality commentary, and spiritual/theological reflections on Catholic LGBT issues of our time.