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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:24 AM
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Worcester bishop shocks gays with `evil' statement
The new leader of the Catholic Diocese of Worcester stunned gay rights supporters by writing in a church newsletter that Catholics, especially public officials, pushing to legalize same-sex marriage are ``in cooperation with evil.''

``Oh, my God. Wow,'' gasped Marianne Duddy-Burke of Boston Dignity, a group of gay Catholics. ``It's an appalling statement on so many levels. It disregards a civil servant's duty to the entire community.''

Responding to Worcester City Clerk David Rushford's public statements that allowing gays and lesbians to marry is in line with church teachings on inclusivity, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus penned a ``pastoral note of clarification'' published Friday.

After recognizing gays and lesbians as ``brothers and sisters in the human family,'' the note ends with a bombshell: ``Moreover, it must be pointed out that Catholics, especially public officials, who willingly and with approval facilitate the legal sanctioning of same-sex unions are involving themselves in cooperation with evil.''

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?arti...

i was just at a christening this sunday past... thank god i refused to reject satan.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:34 AM
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1. I love it when the clergy get rigidly conservative
Good people of good conscience start to wake up and the financial support starts to go down. Colorado Springs has already found itself with a cancelled million dollar donation to church rebuilding, and I imagine their collection plates will be showing a lower take, too.

This is how the hierarchy are kept in check. When they start threatening officials or voters, WITHDRAW YOUR SUPPORT. They may guide you in matters of faith; they may not dictate public policy.

The days of excommunicating a divine right king are OVER, boys, and your own hands are dirty with the pedophilia coverup of the past decades. You've got no right to dictate anything, at this point.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:51 AM
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2. notice it's a 'new' bishop
the oLd one got booted because of his penchant for LittLe boys.
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:14 AM
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3. Yet another bishop
trying desperately to force me out of the Catholic church. I am getting really tired of being told I'm not a good Catholic because I support gay marriage or abortion rights.

And then they wonder why Boston is going to close a whole bunch of parishes....
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