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Archdiocese of Detroit ends Dignity Masses

August 10, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “A Mass for Dignity Detroit members — one which rejects Church teaching on human sexuality — is not possible in any parish church, chapel, or diocesan facility, and is indeed forbidden everywhere in the Archdiocese of Detroit,” said Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Battersby, who issued a similar directive related to another organization, Fortunate Families Detroit.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 11, 2020 12:24 AM ET USA

    "'Dignity is still around, and we're not going anywhere,' Frank D'Amore, president of Dignity Detroit, told the Free Press this week. 'We just celebrated our 46th anniversary in May. We never went out of our way to embarrass the church hierarchy. We're on our fourth Archbishop in 39 years, three cardinals. Now, all of a sudden, it's an issue? I don't get it.'" Just as with immigration, if a country/Church fails to enforce its disciplines, the effect is just as if the disciplines did not exist.