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Same-sex marriage: Kentucky bishop apologizes to ex-teacher at Philadelphia Catholic school

June 08, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: In 2015, a teacher at a Catholic school in Philadelphia “was apparently fired because she is in a gay marriage,” Philadelphia Magazine reported at the time. On June 4, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington spoke with the ex-teacher at a conference and said, “You tell a story that has happened to you and so many others . . . to be betrayed by an institution that you love. As part of [the] male hierarchy, I apologize for the pain it has caused you.”

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Jun. 08, 2021 9:46 PM ET USA

    Stowe's apology is a betrayal of faithful Catholics. When does he apologize to US? I won't hold my breath...

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jun. 08, 2021 5:05 PM ET USA

    He said: "As part of [the] male hierarchy, I apologize for the pain it has caused you." He left out the words "white supremacist" after the word "male".