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Newark's archbishop questions Catholic college course on gay marriage

Catholic World News - May 03, 2010

Archbishop John Myers of Newark has asked the administration of Seton Hall University to reconsider scheduling a course on same-sex marriage. The archbishop, who chairs the board of the Catholic school, said that the course, listed in the curriculum for the fall semester, "troubles me greatly."

"This proposed course seeks to promote as legitimate a train of thought that is contrary to what the Church teaches. As a result, the course is not in synch with Catholic teaching," Archbishop Myers said.

A spokesman for Seton Hall said that the course was "not an advocacy course," and assured reporters that "the Catholic position on same-sex marriage will be explored."

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - May. 03, 2010 9:18 PM ET USA

    "[T]he Catholic position . . . will be explored." Oh, well that's a relief! Now for the pertinent question: will the Catholic position be defended, shown to be the correct and merciful position on this disorder? Not holding my breath on that . . .Go Abp Myers! Don't stop now!

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