Welcome to Families with Dignity

We are a Catholic ministry that supports our LGBTQ+ community and families by promoting equality and inclusion among all people and by sharing our personal stories. We are based in Detroit and have been orphaned by the archdiocese because of our work. Undaunted, we vow to continue advocating for the welcome and full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people into the Church and for workplace equality for the many LGBTQ+ people in our churches, schools, hospitals and other Catholic institutions and agencies.

The time for speaking our truth has never been more urgent. Our emboldened voice has created division with Fortunate Families, Inc. As a group, we are delighted to announce a new name and affiliation. We have changed our name from Fortunate Families Detroit to Families with Dignity, a caucus of DignityUSA.

Our new mission statement can be found here.

10/10/21: Let Your Voice Be Heard Through the Synod:

                   New Ways Ministry Webinar To Explore LGBTQ Catholics’ Participation in Synodal Process

6/23/21: Theological Statement of Global Rainbow Catholics: Catholic Sexual Conversations in a Diverse Church

6/18/21:Bread Not Stones:  Video Statement on Withholding Communion    https://www.dropbox.com/s/niagbkesqchvmmn/BreadNotStones.mp4?dl=0

6/2/21: DignityUSA and Families With Dignity join in offering Pride blessings

5/6/21: Casey Lopata, founder of Fortunate Families, dies

3/28/21: Migrant children need emergency help at the border

3/18/21: Families With Dignity statement on Vatican ruling that priests cannot bless same-sex unions