Dignity Baltimore as well as Our Lady Undoer of Knots Parish, fully endorse DignityUSA “Vision Statement” and we will work together to achieve its goals.
The DignityUSA Vision Statement:
DignityUSA envisions and works for a time when Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.
The DignityUSA Statement of Position and Purpose:
DignityUSA believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics in their diversity are members of Christ's mystical body, numbered among the People of God. We have an inherent dignity because God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism, making us temples of the Spirit, and channels through which God's love becomes visible. Because of this, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church, so that we might become more powerful instruments of God's love working among all people.
Further, DignityUSA believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons can express their sexuality in a manner that is consonant with Christ's teaching. We believe that we can express our sexuality physically, in a unitive manner that is loving, life-giving, and life-affirming. We believe that all sexuality should be exercised in an ethically responsible and unselfish way. DignityUSA is organized to unite lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics, as well as our families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which we may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.
To be such an organization, DignityUSA accepts its responsibilities to the Church, to our Catholic heritage, to society, and to individual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics.