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NEWS NFLASHES

Christmas Party

  The annual  Xmas Party will be potluck supper, on Sat, Dec 10, at 7 pm at Center.

 

Election of Officers

  The annual election of chapter officers is scheduled to start in December. For more info click on “Flier” in the banner atop each page of this website (thru the end of Feb).

 

Not Only Abortion

   “.… Equally sacred are lives of the poor, those already born,

… & victims of every form of rejection”.

    Pope Francis 2018

  Gaudete Et Exultate


Taking Communion
   Pope declares that access to Eucharist is a pastoral issue. Any bishop or priest who makes it political one creates "problem for the church."

ZOOM Services
   Watch for more re Zoom services (and other events), here and on the calendars.

Sunday Liturgy
   Mass is celebrated each Sunday, at Dig-
nity Center and also on Zoom;
but pan-
demic (and resulting government orders) have changed many things. So consult the calendars for added info. For the map to Dignity Center, click on Map in the banner at top each page of this site to access a detailed map to get to Dignity Center.

Board Meetings
   Generally, chapter Board meets at 4 pm on the first Sunday of the month (and/or by Zoom if so specified). Check the calendar to be sure.

Membership
   To join Dignity or to renew a membership, see Dignity/LA sector in the column at left side of Contact Us page of this website.

Records for the IRS
   For tax deductibility of contributions, click here to read rules (at pp 17-20); & here for a summary.

        WELCOME

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           DIGNITY

  
   DIGNITY LOS ANGELES is an independent lay organization seeking to reform Catholicism, and society in general as well.

 We seek reforms mainly on issues regarding the sexuality of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, and questioning (GLBTQ) persons. We minister to their spiritual (and other) needs as well.

  We are an affiliate of Dignity/USA, a nationwide organization with scores of local chapters and with thousands of members. Several chapters are in California, three in southern California. Click for a full nationwide list of chapters, which is linked to chapter email addresses and chapter websites.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dignity/LA has the unique distinction of being the founding chapter. In 1969, a very small group of Catholics began to meet to discuss GLBTQ issues and to celebrate Mass. We took a state-ment of the recently completed Vatican Council II (quote is in the box at the right) as inspiration in the choice of a name for our organization. In a 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 principal enforcer of all orthodox doctrine. Ironically, however, he had years earlier most vigorously defended (see quote in the box to the right) the primacy of conscience, even in the face of contrary demands of a Pope or any other church authority.

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 Sunday at 5:30 pm (click for an index to some photos) at Dignity Center and fellowship (i.e. a social) after liturgy. Click for a map (with zoom-in/out features) and for directions.

Meanwhile, please explore further on this website to learn more About Us. Anything that is underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in either of the two rows of links found below the banner at the top of each page of this website) links to still more information, on this website (or elsewhere): so click on a link to go there.

We echo a saintly Philadelphia pastor who posted this welcome on the parish website:

  "Come into this house and bring all you are. No need to check your failures at the door. There are no perfect people here. You are invited, so come. Do come in seeking, do come in wandering, do come in hurting. Do come in this house of companionship and house of compassion.
       "Do come in. You are welcome here."


Bienvenidos:  Para cosas en español, click aquí or on Hispanic in the banner at the top of each page of this website.

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