Soulforce Action at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 14-17, 2004 in Washington DC

USCCB ACTION November 14-17, 2004: PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW AT OUR NATION’S CAPITOL FOR THE USCCB SOULFORCE ACTION!

Final Report

Photo Album

Stories of Courage in the Roman Catholic Church

Media Alert: 11/11/04

Tentative Schedule

Why we Vigil at the USCCB (pdf)

Case Against the Roman Catholic Church 2004 (pdf)

Alert #1: 10/14/04

Alert #2: 10/27/04

Alert #3: 11/12/04

Soulforce proudly proclaims the faithfulness to God of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as demonstrated in the lives of but a few of the many holy men and women who have committed their lives to relentlessly doing God’s work.

Fr. Henri Nouwen (famous author) , a gay priest whose spirituality has touched millions. Probably one of the most admired spiritual authors in the world, he kept the secret of his Sexual orientation fearing that this fact might somehow make his amazing writing less acceptable.

Mary Moylan (Vietnam War resister) a nurse who in 1968 participated in the Catonsville Nine Draft Board action, which led to a series of draft board and corporate actions that awakened Catholic opposition to the Vietnam War. Mary spent many years in Uganda as a nurse/midwife prior to returning to the states to take part in this now famous act of resistance.

Fr. Mychal Judge (NYC Fire Chaplain) , a gay priest who died during 9/11 ministering and lived his entire life supporting the struggle for justice. Fr. Judge was deeply loved, admired and respected by firefighters whose gratitude for his years of devotion made his reputation almost mystical in their eyes.

Dr. Tom Dooley (Vietnam era naval doctor) , who risked his life during the Vietnam war years to set up medical clinics throughout Southeast Asia. Dooley authored three books about his time in Southeast Asia. He was dishonorably discharged from the navy in 1956 for his homosexuality.

Hotel and Lodging Information

Recruitment flyer for USCCB Action (pdf)

National Call to Prayer and Vigil at Local Chanceries (took place Nov. 9, 2004)

2003 Action at USCCB

If you are planning on attending this action, please register and study the resources, case against the Catholics, and information at the Soulforce Catholic Denominational Page

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