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Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

September 15, 2019

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today’s post features selections from the latter two addresses.

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Criticizes “Straight Pride;” Dignity Chapter Welcomes Archbishop; And More

September 14, 2019

Today’s post features news updates on a Catholic bishop who sharply condemned “Straight Pride” rallies, the potential for a meeting between Dignity/Washington and D.C.’s new archbishop, and more.

Diocesan Survey Finds 86% of Catholics Seek Change in Church Teaching on Homosexuality

September 13, 2019

Listening sessions in an Irish diocese have found an overwhelmingly majority of Catholics there supporting changing the church’s teachings on homosexuality, a finding that is “signs of life” according to one former priest and could enable a new future for the church.

Journeys: A Scriptural Reflection Series

for LGBTQ People and Allies

JOURNEYS is an invitation to walk with our ancestors, discover the great source of love, and celebrate our identities as children of God and LGBT persons and allies of faith. Each prayer guide in the series contains a section of Scripture, followed by questions for reflection. These questions can be used for personal meditation, journaling, or group conversations.

To access the Journeys reflections, click here

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All Are Welcome. Are All Welcome?

Retreat for Gay Priests, Bishops, Religious, and Deacons
Tuesday-Thursday, October 22-24, 2019
Siena Retreat Center (Racine, WI)

Some Catholics have been blaming the sexual abuse of minors on the presence of a gay men in ministry. Many suggest a “purge” of gay clergy and religious. Over the course of this retreat, we will be looking at a variety of questions pertinent to this moment in the Church, such as “Is my ministry welcomed by our church?” The retreat is designed to assist attendees in developing better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and relationship with the institutional Church.

For more information and to register, click here.


Celebrating Our Identity

Retreat for Lesbian Sisters
December 5-8, 2019
Siena Retreat Center (Racine, WI)

Womanjourney Weavings, a project of New Ways Ministry, is setting apart this weekend retreat for sisters who self identify as lesbians (or somewhere in the rainbow spectrum) and wish to celebrate the gift of their identity.  There will be opportunities for prayer, storytelling, dreaming and rituals. While engaging in a circle process that supports collaboration and transformation, sisters will be encouraged to share their experiences and gifts in a safe environment and envision a future filled with hope.

For more information and to register, click here


Trans-forming Love

A program of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

The goal of this program is to reflect on how we as Catholics can respond pastorally to transgender people. The program includes information on gender identity and development, pastoral outreach, and spiritual dimensions. No prior knowledge is needed. There will be Q&A sessions, small group discussions, and informational handouts.

 For more information and to host a program, click here.

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