Dignity Boston In the News
Pope’s remarks on gay priests welcome news locally; clergy say it's consistent with Catholic teaching
Dignity Boston President Rocco Pigneri was quoted in an article by the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Rocco stated: "said his members were “disappointed that the pope closed the door so firmly on women’s ordination.”
Still, he said, they were encouraged by the pope’s remarks about gay Catholics.
“For any LGBT person to be characterized as a person of faith and good will is a very positive thing,” Pigneri said. “We’re excited to see Francis take this step and hope it will lead to more.”
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Broadside: LGBT Catholic organization reacts to Pope Francis
DignityUSA Executive Director and Digntiy Boston member Marianne Duddy-Burke interviewed by Jim Braude of NECN.
LGBT Catholics celebrate 40 years of Dignity/Boston
The nation’s largest LGBT Catholic organization, Dignity, has deep New England roots. The Boston chapter marks its four decades with an anniversary dinner this Saturday, December 1.
Note: The following story is adapted from a story that ran in the July/August 2012 issue of Boston Spirit magazine.
By Chuck Colbert
Everybody has a story at Dignity/Boston. And storytelling is one important way that the local LGBT Catholic worshipping community is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding and honoring its legacy.
Lourdes Rodríguez-Nogués, for example, moved to Boston from Puerto Rico in 1977 to attend graduate school. “I was looking for a place to worship that was Catholic,” she said. Rodríguez-Nogués found that place on Easter Sunday that year and has been a local chapter and national organization mainstay, having served as chapter president and now president of DignityUSA.
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