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To: Institutional Leaders in the Catholic Church
Stand with Catholic Church Workers!
We invite all Catholics to join us in creating Catholic workplaces (hospitals, schools, parishes, diocesan offices, affiliated organizations) where Truth is the guide, Justice the end, and Love the guiding force. Love and Justice compel us to listen to the Voice of Truth speaking even in those with whom we disagree. As people of faith, we believe this is possible. We invite you to join us in affirming the Gospel’s call to seek dialogue and to trust in the power of the Holy Spirit alive in each of us.
Why is this important?
In recent years, many Catholic workers have been unjustly terminated or deprived of fair contract renewals. These firings have typically targeted those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), those who are in relationships not recognized by the Church, those who support women’s equality in Church and society, and those who have made decisions about family life in the sacredness of their conscience. These unjust terminations are not only spiritually, emotionally, and financially devastating for the individual, but they also impact students, parishioners, family members, colleagues, and others, often diminishing their level of trust and respect for the Church.
How it will be delivered
Signatures will be sent on to leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and directly to Pope Francis via the Vatican in Rome.