Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

National Religious Colloquy

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Ormandy West
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

The panel explores activism in Roman Catholicism for LGBT inclusiveness and push back from the Vatican.

Dr. Elizabeth Linehan (Panelist)
Associate Professor
Saint Joseph's University

Dr. Elizabeth Linehan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, where she serves as Co-Chair of Alliance, which supports tolerance and respect around issues of sexual orientation in the Catholic Church.

Reverend Eileen McCafferty DiFranco (Panelist)
St. Mary Magdalene Community

Eileen McCafferty DiFranco is the first female priest to preside at Dignity Philadelphia. Reverend DiFranco serves as a Pastor at the St. Mary Magdalene Community. 

Michael Rocks (Panelist)
Catholic Organizations for Renewal

Michael J. Rocks, a former President of Dignity Philadelphia, has been active in the local Catholic Organizations for Renewal, a coalition of dissenting Roman Catholic groups in the Philadelphia area.

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