Submitted by Rosa on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:54
Hi! I’m Rosa Manriquez. I’m a mother, grandmother and life-long Catholic from Los Angeles, California. I serve as a lector at St Agatha Church, a board member for Call to Action and a Listening Parent for Fortunate Families. I am also a member of the Immaculate Heart Community.
Submitted by Joseph and Alicia on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:52
Hi! We’re Joseph and Alecia Moss and we will be attending World Meeting of Families. We are a married couple who are both fully initiated in the Roman Catholic Church and were sacramentally married in the Church on July 27, 1985. We met in 1984 when we were both active duty in the US Air Force and were stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. Joe is a physician and Alecia is a nurse. We have lived in Greensburg, Pennsylvania since 1994.
Submitted by Marcia on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:49
Hi! I’m Marica Garber. I’m a lifelong Catholic from Manchester, NH. I have also been a member of Dignity/Boston since Pentecost, 2006.
As a mother, I raised my children Catholic. Our family had been members of traditional, institutional Catholic parish until 2006 when during the legislative battle for marriage equality, it became clear to me that I could no longer participate in a church that did not support my child's (and all children’s) quest for intimacy and love. As my parish asked for signatures on a petition to deny marriage equality, I left.
Submitted by Marianne and Becky on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:46
Hi! We are the Duddy-Burkes: Becky, Emily, Fini, and Marianne, and we’re excited to be part of the Equally Blessed World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage.