Xmas Party Dec 7
Bring $ for Garvanza school, instead of toys for tots, this year.
Click for the
of upcoming election of chapter officers.
See the President's
on this project.
Pope Francis urges more pastoral Church, including for GLBTQs, and quotes
Pope John XXIII:
See everything; turn a blind eye
to much; correct a little. See quote from Pope Francis, at the right.
Save March 22 for this event; more later.
Postponed till Jan; watch for more info.
Records for IRS
to read rules (at pp 18-20); &
for a summary.
To download a new- member application, click
Generally chapter Board meets at 4 pm on the first Sunday of each month. Check on
calendar to be sure.
The chapter Sunday Mass is celebrated at 5:30 pm each week at Dignity Center; click on Map
in the 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 (later Pope Benedict XVI) was the 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 some 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
thing that is underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in either of the two rows
that are 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 welcoming message on his 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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