Gay altar server contests firing

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church says homosexuals “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. [And] every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” But it adds that “homosexual persons are called to chastity” because homsexual sex is an act of “grave depravity.”

Gerry Lawless, a member of St. Michael’s for 50 years, said he and 11 others signed the letter to the bishop because they believed that having Mr. Corcoran and his partner as altar servers violated Church policy.

“We have been told by someone in the diocese who is in a position to know that homosexual people are allowed to come to the church, that you have to welcome them and give them communion.”

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