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Chicago Cardinal George Asked if He'll Seek to Deny Communion to Governor Pat Quinn Over Gay Marriage
Chicago Cardinal Francis George, who released a letter in church bulletins throughout the Chicago Archdiocese on Sunday condemning the state's same-sex marriage law, was asked if he'll seek to deny communion to three of Illinois' most prominent Catholic lawmakers, the Sun-Times reports:
He made the comment after being asked specifically whether he would seek to deny communion to the trio of Chicago Democrats: Gov. Pat Quinn, who’s expected to sign the bill into law this week, as well as House Speaker Michael Madigan or Senate President John Cullerton.
Further commentary would be “creating a story of good guys and bad guys,” the cardinal said, adding that he feels his words are “sliced up without nuance.”
“So, I don’t see any point in talking,” George said.
Messages left with representatives of all three elected leaders were not immediately returned Sunday night.
George had said in his letter that the new law would " contribute over the long run to the further dissolution of marriage and family life, which are the bedrock of any society.”
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is attacking the Illinois bill legalizing same-sex marriage in a letter he asked to be placed in all church bulletins throughout the Chicago Archdiocese, NBC Chicago reports:
"There will be consequences for the Church and society that will become clearer as the law is used to sue for discrimination," Cardinal George writes in a letter he asked to be placed in all church bulletins throughout the Chicago Archdiocese.
"The law has made some gays and lesbians happy, and that is not a bad thing in itself," George adds. "The law, however, is bad law because it will contribute over the long run to the further dissolution of marriage and family life, which are the bedrock of any society.”
NBC Chicago spoke with George about the letter and also about the plans by Springfield bishop Thomas John Paprocki to hold an exorcism as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs the bill into law.
Says George: "Each bishop governs his own diocese as he sees fit..."
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