Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Gay couple sues Massachusetts diocese after bid to buy building is rejected

Catholic World News - September 10, 2012

A homosexual couple has filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts court against the Worcester diocese, charging that the diocese discriminated against them by rejecting their offer to buy a retreat center.

Msgr. Thomas Sullivan, the chancellor of the Worcester diocese, says that the offer from the gay couple was rejected simply because it was too low; the couple had offered barely more than one-third of the listed price.

Msgr. Sullivan acknowledged, however, that the diocese did not want to sell the property to owners who might use the building as a venue for same-sex weddings. He explained: “We wouldn’t sell our churches and our properties to any of a number of things that would reflect badly on the Church.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($26,663 to go):
$35,000.00 $8,336.70
76% 24%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Mysteries, again and again! 6 hours ago
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization 9 hours ago
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16
The Truth about the Armenian Genocide April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16