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Governor raises funds for pro-gay marriage group after diocese cuts funding

Catholic World News - April 15, 2010

Three weeks after the Diocese of Portland withdrew it support of Preble Street’s Homeless Voices for Justice because of the group’s support for same-sex marriage, Governor John Baldacci-- a Catholic who supports abortion and homosexual marriage-- served spaghetti at a fundraiser for the group.

“This [turnout of 900] is a wonderful compliment to the work Preble Street does,” the governor said. “The bishop [Bishop Richard Malone] was within his rights to do what he did, but I saw a need and decided to step in to fill the void.” Maine’s first lady, Karen Baldacci, added, “It's the right thing to do, and I am a Catholic.”

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  • Posted by: dancingcrane - Apr. 16, 2010 1:27 PM ET USA

    Excommunication is a medicine for souls. When will the Church start taking a public stand against people like this, and against the bishops who won't say 'meep' against them? The Church used to confront kings - now we can't say boo to a penny-ante politico? No wonder the flock can't tell right from wrong anymore.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 15, 2010 10:18 PM ET USA

    So where's that "separation of church and state" they keep talking about when a governor declares what the "right thing to do" is as a Catholic?

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