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Illinois bishop bars organized prayers for same-sex marriage in cathedral

A plan to recite the Rosary for the cause of same-sex marriage is blasphemous, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has said.

Catholics lobbying for legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Illinois have announced plans to gather at the citys cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The bishop announced that anyone wearing the rainbow sash favored by the gay-rights movement will be denied entrance to the cathedral, and anyone who begins vocal prayers for same-sex marriage will be asked to leave.

It is blasphemy to show disrespect or irreverence to God or to something holy, the bishops said. Since Jesus clearly taught that marriage as created by God is a sacred institution between a man and a woman (see Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), praying for same-sex marriage should be seen as blasphemous and as such will not be permitted in the cathedral.

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Bishop Paprocki will of course be vilified by the press for simply speaking the truth.
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(quote) Bernard-2709 said: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=19448Illinois bishop bars organized prayers for same-sex marriage in cathedral

A plan to recite the Rosary for the cause of same-sex marriage is blasphemous, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has said.

Catholics lobbying for legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Illinois have announced plans to gather at the citys cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The bishop announced that anyone wearing the rainbow sash favored by the gay-rights movement will be denied entrance to the cathedral, and anyone who begins vocal prayers for same-sex marriage will be asked to leave.

It is blasphemy to show disrespect or irreverence to God or to something holy, the bishops said. Since Jesus clearly taught that marriage as created by God is a sacred institution between a man and a woman (see Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), praying for same-sex marriage should be seen as blasphemous and as such will not be permitted in the cathedral.

Catholics who are lobbying for legal recognition of same sex whatever (can't call it marriage) have left the Catholic Church. I use another word: Protestants. Protestant meant whoever protests the doctrines of Rome. They have protested the doctrines of Rome and are being disobedient to Rome, and ultimately God.
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(quote) Peter-449116 said: Bishop Paprocki will of course be vilified by the press for simply speaking the truth.
That's true. But he must shepherd his flock.
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(quote) Peter-449116 said: Bishop Paprocki will of course be vilified by the press for simply speaking the truth.
The good bishop needs our prayers for his courageous stand!
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What Jim said. highfive
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Actually one wonders why this is even news. He is a Roman Catholic bishop for gosh sakes.
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(quote) Peter-449116 said: What Jim said.
Thank you Peter. We need to pray for the Bishop Poprocki and others who are willing to take a stand.

We do too much complaining about the clergy, not enough praying. If we pray for them maybe more of them will take a stand against this culture of death. More Catholics will take a stand against this culture of death.
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How any Catholic can be in favor of same-sex unions is beyond my comprehension. Prayers offered for this courageous bishop.
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Video of the Bishops speech.tinyurl.com
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