NEWS NOTES: January 4, 2012

Here are some links to articles that may be of interest:

1) Vanessa De La Torre reports in the Hartford Courant that the local “Archdiocese Planning to Offer Pro-Abstinence Group for Gays, Lesbians”.

2) In The American Prospect magazine, E.J. Graff writes  in “Catholic Bishops versus Tolerance” that children are the victims of bishops closing adoption agencies.

3) Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney, a gay Catholic man, has been asked to join in a demonstration at the city’s Holy Name Cathedral to protest Cardinal Francis George’s KKK comments.  See the Chicago.GoPride.com article, “Tunney Asked to Join LGBT Catholics in Demonstration Against Cardinal George.”

4) The Vatican has established a special Ordinariate for Episcopalians who want to join the Catholic church–many of whom are leaving because of their opposition to marriage equality and the ordination of  lesbian/gay people.  See the LA Times Blog post for details.

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry

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  1. Chaplain Bill
    Chaplain Bill says:

    The notion that the Archdiocese of Hartford would launch a local chapter of “Courage” (a product of discredited science) promoting abstinence for gay and lesbian folks is highly offensive. The Roman Church’s bizarre dualism between being and doing (orientation vs. acts) is equally troubling. Any group promoting lightening skin pigmentation for acceptance would be rightly condemned. This is equally outrageous. Shame on the Archdiocese for this offense.

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