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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jan 28, 2004

Father Joe Marcoux is one of 30 Rochester priests who deplores the violence of the language of the Vatican instruction on gay marriage:

"For me, because of my experience ministering to gay and lesbian people and helping them understand the church teaching, I have to sign this document -- risk or no risk. It’s a matter of conscience."

Give me a break. If the year were 1948 and one lived in South Dakota, there would be some risk to one's priestly future by pulling this kind of stunt. Today -- under Bishop Matthew Clark especially -- to paint oneself as a modern Thomas More on the way to the Tower is the work of a fantasist or a fraud.

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