Marianne Duddy-Burke is the executive director of DignityUSA.

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Nickie Valdez, pioneering Catholic lesbian advocate, inspired a diverse community

Appreciation: Nickie Valdez died Dec. 25 at her home in San Antonio at the age of 80. She was passionate about making a home within the Catholic Church for LGBTQI people.


Catholic officials trampling on employees' free speech is disturbing

Commentary: We've seen an alarming increase in the firing or intimidation of people in same-sex marriages who are employed by Catholic institutions. However, a new story has chilling implications. 


The movement for women's equality in the church cannot be stopped

Speakers at the recent Voices of Faith event articulated what is true for millions: We will no longer spend our valuable time waiting patiently for changes in imperialistic church policies that dehumanize and endanger women.


Cardinal's words on same-sex blessings show church's broader dilemma

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx seems to recognize that the church is failing many. But his case-by-case approach only reinforces the church's inability to fully embrace LGBTQI people.