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Maine’s Bishop Malone Has The Sadz

“I am deeply disappointed that a majority of Maine voters have redefined marriage from what we have understood it to be for millennia by civilizations and religions around the world. I trust that those who voted for such a radical change did so out of concern for our brothers and sisters who struggle with same-sex attraction. Respect and acceptance of ...

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MAINE: Bishop Richard Malone Vows He Has Not “Backed Down” On Marriage

Maine’s Bishop Richard Malone has penned a letter to the New York Times in which he denies reports that the Catholic Church plans to stay out of the marriage battle this time. I have not backed down in the church’s defense of marriage. Although not a member of the current political action committee, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is ...

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MAINE: Catholic Diocese Says It Won’t Campaign Against Gay Marriage Bill

In a stunning turnaround, Maine’s Catholic diocese says it will not campaign publicly against this November’s vote on the same-sex marriage. Bishop Richard Malone on Friday unveiled a “pastoral letter” he wrote explaining the church’s position on marriage. The document will be discussed at Catholic churches and schools, through the diocese’s magazine and on radio stations devoted to Catholic issues. ...

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Maine Bishop Launches “Ex-Gay” Group

Conveniently timed to coincide with the renewed marriage equality battle, Maine’s Bishop Richard Malone is launching an “ex-gay” group. Malone announced in a press release the establishment of a local chapter of Courage, a worldwide spiritual support group based in Norwalk, Conn. The Rev. Kevin Martin, who serves St. Michael Parish in Augusta, has been appointed the chaplain for the ...

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Catholic Church Defunds Portland Homeless Charity Over Marriage Support

Another homeless charity is suffering the wrath of the Catholic Church for having the audacity to support equal rights for gays. This time it’s in Portland, Maine. A social service agency’s support for same-sex marriage has cost it local and national funding from the Catholic Church’s anti-poverty program. Preble Street’s Homeless Voices for Justice program has lost $17,400 this year ...

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Maine’s Catholics Fast For Marriage

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine is encouraging the state’s Catholics to take part in a 40-day “prayer and fasting” campaign to convince God to stop gay marriage. I guess they don’t really believe that God so adamantly hates queers and needs a little nudge.

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Maine’s Catholic Churches Raise Money To Fight Same-Sex Marriage

As called for by Bishop Richard Malone, yesterday Catholic churches across Maine conducted a special collection to be donated to Stand For Marriage Maine’s ballot referendum. Not all of Maine’s Catholics agree and a few churches saw pro-gay demonstrators outside. Not all Catholics agree with the church on this issue, and just this week over one hundred people joined a ...

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Maine’s Bishop Malone Explains It To You

“Our opposition to same-sex marriage is not an instance of unjust discrimination or animosity towards homosexual persons. In fact, the Catholic Church teaches emphatically that individuals and society must respect the basic human dignity of all persons, including those with a homosexual orientation.” (Of course, we will still be taking a special collection at Mass this Sunday to give to ...

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Maine Bishop Orders Special Mass Collection To Fight Gay Marriage

Bishop Richard Malone of the Maine Archdiocese has ordered all of the state’s Catholic churches to make a special second collection during mass next Sunday. The money taken during that second collection will go to the anti-gay Stand For Marriage Maine, who will be staging a rally this Sunday at the statehouse in Augusta. I suggest making your own counter-donation ...

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PhoboQuotable -Bishop Richard Malone

“I am deeply disappointed in the Maine Legislature and the Governor for making same sex-marriage legal in our state. We believe that the vast majority of Maine’s people believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and that calling same-sex relationships marriage doesn’t make them so. Marriage as we have known it for millennia has served ...

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