NEWS NOTES: January 5, 2012

Here are some links to stories that might be of interest to you:

1)  Governor Christine Gregoire, a practicing Catholic, pledges support for Washington State’s marriage equality bill.  The Seattle Times’  account, “Gregoire proposes legislation to legalize gay marriage,”  alludes to her struggle with faith.

2) Theologian and columnist Fr. Richard McBrien reflects on how Albany’s “Bishop Considers Reasons American Leave Catholic Church.”  Gay and lesbian people are mentioned among those who struggle.

3) National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson (who will be a focus session speaker at New Ways Ministry’s upcoming Seventh National Symposium) considers a possible motivation for Cardinal George’s comparison of the LGBT movement to the Ku Klux Klan in “Pushing Away the Marginalized to Reach Out to the Fringe.”

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry

 

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  1. [...] past week, we reported in our NEWS NOTES feature that the Catholic governor of Washington State, Christine Gregoire, announced her strong [...]

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