Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Bishop Robert McManus - Diocese of Worcester

Rhe 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."' . . .

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.'' . . . [READ MORE]

Source: "Worcester bishop shocks gays with `evil' statement"
by Thomas Caywood. Boston Herald May 25, 2004.

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