Marianne Duddy-Burke is the executive director of DignityUSA.

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Catholic bishops opposed a suicide prevention hotline. Why?

Commentary: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hit a stomach-churning new low. Bishops were willing to prevent help being made available to millions of Americans because that help extended to LGBTQ people.

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.