Dignity/LA has the unique distinction of being the founding
In 1969, a group of Catholics began to meet to discuss
GLBTQ 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 GLBTQ
persons that Dignity is today.
During most of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005), Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) was the enforcer of orthodox doctrine. Ironically,
however, he had years earlier 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 any other
We urge you to get to know Dignity/LA better. We
invite you (and bring a friend, if you can) to attend a
regular chapter liturgy any Sundays at 5:30 pm (click for an
to some photos) at
and the fellowship (i.e. a social) that follows the liturgy.
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(equipped with a zoom-in/out feature) and for
In the meantime, please do explore further on this website to learn more
Things that are underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in either of the two rows
below the banner at the top of each page of this website) links to still more information,
on this website (or elsewhere): so just click on the link to go there.
We echo a saintly Philadelphia pastor who posted this welcoming message on his parish