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Mon Sep 3, 2012, 11:24 PM

18. With all due respect

The Catholic Church has been a leader in social justice for decades. During the Civil Rights movement, it was Catholic Priests and nuns who stood shoulder to shoulder with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The first AIDS wards were created in New York City Catholic hospitals. Cardinal O'Connor would go every night, down to St. Vincent's Hospital in the Village, and wash and feed AIDS patients. Oscar Romero was a Catholic Bishop who stood up to the El Salvadoran right wing death squads, and paid for it with his life. It was Catholic Priests who helped the civil rights movement, gain ground in Northern Ireland. It was Catholic churches who stood up for Labor, during strikes. Granted, the Church is antiquated on issues of choice and gay rights, but that should not eliminate all the good it has done.

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