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Canon lawyer sees Albany diocesan needle program as formal cooperation with evil

Catholic World News - February 02, 2010

Responding to the news that the Catholic Charities office in Albany, New York has begun a needle-distribution program for drug addicts, canonist Edward Peters questions whether such an approach can be justified. He concludes that it cannot:

Thus, when, Bp. Hubbard of Albany authorized his Catholic Charities office to distribute syringes to apparent drug abusers, in my opinion, he began formally cooperating in the grave evil of drug abuse in his diocese.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Feb. 02, 2010 5:32 PM ET USA

    Why hasn't Hubbard been called to Rome for a dressing down?

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