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Celebrating the Diocesan Heritage

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | May 01, 2003

If you're looking for Steve Brady tonight, my bet is that you'll find him on the sidewalk outside the Springfield IL Cathedral. This is from a press release from the Catholic Citizens of Illinois

"Local Springfield, Illinois Catholics are furious that Bishop George Lucas is celebrating the diocese's 150th anniversary by providing a forum for a pro-choice Springfield Rabbi who served on Planned Parenthood's clergy committee. CCI has included information about Rabbi Barry Marks and other speakers, as well as a Planned Parenthood newsletter "Clergy Voices" (Vol. 5 Issue 2, May 2000) with several damning quotations, so to speak. On Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 6:30 pm, an "Interfaith Worship Service" is scheduled to be held at the "Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception" in Springfield, IL. The event, "Neighbors Mirroring the Image of God," is part of the diocese's Jubilee 2003 Celebration. Speakers include "Pastor Jean Hembrough" of the Springfield Methodist Church, "Rabbi Barry Marks, of Temple Israel, Springfield," and "Chaplain Maryam Mostoufi," of the Islamic Society. In a May 2000 Planned Parenthood article, Rabbi Barry Marks was described as expressing "his concern for preserving the gains that women have made and ensuring that comprehensive sexuality education is available." "

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