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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 World Meeting of Families pilgrims Lui Francesco, Nicole Santamaria and Marianne Duddy-Burke were featured in today’s New York Times article, “Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand”: Lui Akira Francesco Matsuo said he was standing in line for communion one Sunday at his Roman Catholic […]
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 […]
Below is an excerpt from an article by the Courier-Post which features Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of DignityUSA, talking about why her family chose to participate in Equally Blessed’s pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families. Learn more about Equally Blessed’s World Meeting of Families pilgrimage. March 23, 2015– Marianne Duddy-Burke, […]
Below is an excerpt from an article by Philadelphia Inquirer on the important opportunity for LGBTQ Catholics to participate in Pope Francis’ World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Read about Equally Blessed’s commitment to send 14 LGBTQ Catholics and their family members to World Meeting of Families. March 24, 2015– Otto […]
On September 22-27, 2015 Catholics from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis has been invited. If he attends, this will be his first visit to the United States. Equally Blessed is looking for LGBT families that are willing to attend World Meeting […]