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Brooklyn parish refuses donation from lawmaker who favored same-sex marriage

July 08, 2011

A Catholic parish in Brooklyn has returned a contribution from a lawmaker who supported same-sex marriage.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel refused a $50 donation from Assemblyman Joseph Lentol to the parish school. The move was in response to a directive from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, telling pastors that they should not accept contributions from politicians who backed the acceptance of same-sex marriage.


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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 09, 2011 3:03 PM ET USA

    But can Lentol and the others receive Communion?

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jul. 08, 2011 7:46 PM ET USA

    This is a very good start/God bless this pastor and his Bishop.