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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

US Bishops Starting to Come Around

Boston Archbishop to Homosexuals: "Because we love you, we cannot accept your behavior."

BOSTON, November 28, 2005 ( - Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley wrote a pastoral letter last week calling on Catholics to show true love to persons with homosexual tendencies. This is done he said by telling them that homosexual acts are sinful, he said. Otherwise, the bishop continued, we are dangerously "deceiving people."

After clarifying that the Catholic Church does not tolerate unjust discrimination towards persons with homosexual tendencies, the leader of the Catholic Church in Boston reminded Catholics that although Jesus did not condemn the woman caught in adultery, he did however - after saving her life - tell her "Go and sin no more."
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St. Louis Archbishop Orders Priests to Preach on Embryo Research

ST. LOUIS, November 28, 2005 ( - Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has again stepped up to the pro-life plate missed by many elsewhere in the Catholic hierarchy. Burke ordered the priests of his St. Louis Archdiocese to preach on Sunday about why embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) cannot be allowed and to instruct the Catholic faithful not to support it. The direction is in response to a petition about to circulate that would amend the state constitution to protect ESCR.

In a move that is bound to stir up the usual secularist suspects with screeches of “separation of Church and state,” Burke has issued a letter to his priests saying, “The church has a moral duty to inform its members of the moral dimensions of their actions.”

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Burke distinguished himself as one of the few US bishops willing to weather the wrath of the ACLU and media by saying that Democrat candidate John Kerry would be refused holy Communion in his diocese for supporting abortion on demand...
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It looks like some of the US Bishops are starting to come around. It's always encouraging when you see the leaders of your Church stand up and do the right thing.