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DC archdiocese did not approve pro-gay event

Catholic World News - December 09, 2010

Contrary to public statements by dissident groups, the Washington, DC archdiocese did not endorse an event held by a pro-homosexual group on the Georgetown University campus.

The Rainbow Sash Movement had praised Cardinal Donald Wuerl for allowing the event, organized by the liberal group Catholics for Equality. But Susan Gibbs, speaking for the archdiocese, said that claim was a “nice piece of fiction.” Gibbs indicated that neither the cardinal nor the archdiocese had supported the event.

Gibbs went on to challenge the sponsoring organization, Catholics for Equality, saying that the group “was formed in opposition to Catholic teaching.” She observed: “Putting the label ‘Catholic’ on a group doesn’t make it Catholic.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Dec. 10, 2010 10:12 AM ET USA

    Rainbow Sashers obviously were testing the limits on the new Archbishop. Another case of its being easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

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