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St. Louis archdiocese sought to remove gay judge from case of dissident parish

Catholic World News - December 09, 2010

Lawyers from the St. Louis archdiocese asked an openly homosexual judge to recuse himself from an appeals-court case involving the dispute between the archdiocese and the rebellious parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

Judge Lawrence Mooney once wrote to then-Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis to protest “chronic abuse of gays and lesbians” by the Catholic Church. The archdiocese argued that he may be biased in favor of St. Stanislaus parish, whose leaders have broken with Church teaching on homosexuality. Judge Mooney did step aside from the case.

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  • Posted by: fred3885 - Dec. 09, 2010 4:20 PM ET USA

    This should be easy, if the Judge has even a tiny bit of work ethics. He is way too partial on the subject to be able to make an unbiased judgment on this case. On the other hand the gay lobby is strong and they are willing to go to great lengths to pursue their agenda, so it could go both ways in the end.

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