Convention 2013 will be in Minneapolis on July 4-7. Click for info and/or
and click to see
in program booklet for Convention.
DignityUSA wrote an Open Letter in the NY Times to respond to a recent
by Cardinal Dolan about LGBT persons.
Report in Dateline
on the visit to our area by a DignityUSA rep.
Swiss Theologican Hans Kung is speaking out for Church reform as a
to elect a new Pope started.
Records for IRS
to read (at pp 18-20); and
To download a new- member application, click
Generally the chapter Board meets at 3:30 pm on the first Sunday each month; but check
calendar to be sure.
The chapter Sunday Mass is celebrated at 5:30 pm each week at Dignity Center; click on Map
in banner above.
WELCOME TO DIGNITY
Dignity/LA is an independent lay organization that seeks
to reform the Catholic Church and society in general, mainly on
issues regarding the sexuality of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and
transgender (GLBT) persons, and also to minister to the spiritual
(and other) needs of GLBT persons. We are an affiliate of
which is a nationwide organization with scores of chapters
(including several such
chapters in California,
four of them located in
and thousands of members.
Dignity/LA has the unique distinction of being the founding
In 1969, a group of Catholics began to meet to discuss
GLBT issues and to celebrate Mass. We took a statement of the then only
recently completed Second Vatican Council (quote is in the box
at the right) as our inspiration in the choice of a name for our
organization. In only a very few years, the organization had
developed into the high-profile nationwide advocate for all GLBT
persons that Dignity is today.
During most of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005), Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) served as enforcer of orthodox doctrine. Ironically,
however, he had long ago vigorously defended (see quote in the box to the right) the
primacy of conscience, even in the face of the contrary demands of the Pope or other
We urge you to get to know Dignity/LA better. We
invite you (and bring a friend also, if you can) to attend
one of the chapter's regular liturgies on Sundays at 5:30 pm (click for an
to photos) at
and the fellowship (i.e. a social) that follows the liturgy.
Click for a
(equipped with a zoom-in/out feature) and for
In the meantime, please do explore further on this website to learn more
Anything that is underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in the two rows
just below the banner at the top of each page of this website) links to more information,
on this website (or elsewhere): just click on it to go there.
Bienvenidos: Para una introdución a Dignity en español, click
aquí; y para mas,
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