Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Letters to the editor

I wrote my letters to the editors, and sent them out this evening.  They were sent to the Hartford Courant and to the Journal Inquirer, two Connecticut papers, I will let you know when they appear in the paper, and if there is any follow up.

We invite our bishops to include us LGBT Catholics wholeheartedly in the World Meeting of Families

The following op-ed by Jim Smith of Equally Blessed was published in the National Catholic Reporter on August 25, 2015, in preparation for the upcoming Equally Blessed pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in September. In just a few weeks, throngs of Catholics will enter the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. These people […]


We just had a miracle in our family at 1:42 this morning. My grandson was born, weighing in at 8 Lbs, 13 oz!. He was 5 days late and I have been praying the rosary every day for his safe arrival. I was home sleeping so I have only seen […]

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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: […]

Response of Chaput to Susanne Cassidy

Archbishop Chaput responds to a pilgrim’s open letter

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput recently responded to one of the Equally Blessed pilgrims who will attend the World Meeting of Families this September in Philadelphia, along with almost two dozen others who want to make sure that LGBT families and voices are heard. Susanne’s original letter appears below, followed by Archbishop […]