For immediate Distribution
Prayer and Vigil Supporting Soulforce Catholic Action 2009
Jon Garinn, Co-Pastor
PO Box 190133
Dallas, Texas 75219
Director of Operations: Soulforce Q
Soulforce Q (Young Adult Activism):
2000 Grand Avenue, Unit 2, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Tel: 469-867-5725 Fax: 612-236-4696 Q@soulforce.org
Dallas Soulforce email
Dignity/Dallas Catholic Ministers to Lead a prayer vigil and rosary in support of Soulforce’s request for conversation with United Nations Vatican observer, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, in New York regarding the Vatican’s opposition to a proposed U.N. declaration calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals.
The Vigil and Rosary Prayer is a call for all Catholics to call on the Church to support fundamental human rights and opposes every form of “unjust discrimination” which includes “not just the death penalty, but all violent or discriminatory criminal laws against homosexuals,” as is the doctrine according to the Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., Vatican spokesman.
“This proposal is long overdue,” says the Rev. Jon Garinn, Dignity/Dallas co-pastor. “It calls for an end to the practice of criminalizing and punishing people for their sexual orientation, which is something the Vatican has long favored.”
Dignity/Dallas is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics, their family and friends. We are members of DignityUSA, a national organization that speaks on behalf of GLBT Catholics everywhere.
“The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.”