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Newspaper criticizes Church on same-sex marriage, defends Church’s free speech rights

Catholic World News - October 08, 2010

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has published a lengthy editorial criticizing Archbishop John Nienstedt’s actions in defense of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. At the same time, the newspaper defended the free-speech rights of the Church.

“This editorial board has clearly and consistently opposed the kind of state constitutional amendment-- defining marriage as being between one man and one woman-- that Archbishop John Nienstedt is calling for,” the editorial states. “We reaffirm that opposition today.”

“But while we strongly differ with the church's position, our support for freedom of speech and religion remains unshaken. So we also disagree with those who have called for the Catholic Church to lose its tax-exempt status due to the political nature of its DVD.”

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  • Posted by: impossible - Oct. 10, 2010 5:41 PM ET USA

    Consider the relative sources of authority between the Mpls Star Tribune and the Catholic Church. The editors of the paper get their authority from the editor in chief or the editorial board who get it from where? Their "moral compass without a true north?" The Catholic Church gets its authority directly from Jesus Christ, and matters of faith and morals remain constant no matter how the culture might change. "Infallible journalists criticize Papal infallibility. Duh!

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