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NEWS FLASHES

Xmas Party
   The Xmas Party will take place this year at the Center at 7 pm on Sat, Dec 10, with a potluck dinner (and the traditional White Elephant exchange); click for a flyer.

Xmas Liturgy
   The Xmas liturgy will be on Xmas Eve, Sat, Dec 24, at 8 pm, with carols before Mass at 7:30 pm and a social after Mass.

Homecoming Photos
   Homecoming was Nov. 20. See photos by clicking here or on links: bottom of About page (a Photo Gallery Index) or News page. To reach, use banner atop all pages.

Dignity/USA Mtg
   The natl Executive Board meets in L.A. in Febr 2017; members can attend & observe. More info TBA later so watch here for it.

Anniversary Dinner
   This annual event was held Oct 15. To view a photos page on it, click here or on the permanent link in Photo Gallery Index on About Us page.

Sunday Liturgy
   The chapter Sunday Mass is celebrated at 5:30 pm each week at Dignity Center. Click on Map in the banner above on any page for a map.

Board Meetings
   Generally chapter Board meets at 4 pm on the first Sunday of the month. Check the calendar to be sure.

Membership Application
   To download form to apply to be a member, click here.

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

              WELCOME TO DIGNITY

    DIGNITY LOS ANGELES is an independent lay organization that seeks to reform the Catholic Church, and society in general as well.


We seek reforms mainly on issues regarding the sexuality of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, 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 thousands of members. Several chapters are in California, four in southern California. Click for a nationwide chapter map and for a nationwide list, both of which are equipped with links to chapter websites.

Dignity/LA has the unique distinction of being the founding chapter of Dignity/USA.  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 Vatican Council II (the 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) primacy of conscience, even in the face of contrary demands of the 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 the fellowship (i.e. a social) that follows the liturgy. Click for a map (equipped with a zoom-in/out feature) and for directions.

In the meantime, please do 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 found just 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 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. Come in seeking, come in wandering, come in hurting. Come into this house of companionship and compassion.

  "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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