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The brave voices of progressive Catholics will be highlighted and affirmed during this virtual gathering space, including Marianne Duddy-Burke of Dignity USA; Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry; and representatives from Families with Dignity.

CLGS, DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry, and Families with Dignity will share compelling stories of bravery in the face of harm and discrimination as they emphasize the importance of advocating for the LGBTQ community.

Those open to learning more about the topic from a Catholic perspective are invited to participate in this space for healing, strengthening, and strategizing of Catholic voices on the topic of LGBTQ welcome and inclusion.

Facilitated by Dr. Craig A. Ford, Jr., Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

Professor Ford joined the faculty at St. Norbert College in August 2019. A moral theologian, he writes at the intersection of the Catholic moral tradition, queer theory and critical race theory, with a particular interest in reclaiming an epistemology of pleasure in the discernment of the natural law.

A scholar-activist, Professor Ford is also a popular speaker on sexuality, racial justice workshops, and seminars. His current book project seeks to articulate a new theology of sex and gender for the Roman Catholic tradition.