If quoting the Bible or the Catechism equals hate, then night has surely come to the West.

Homosexual activists and advocates often state that they merely want recognition and certain legal rights, and that churches and other objectors to their life style remain free to have their opinions and state them in a free culture. And any expressed fears regarding compulsory recognition or punitive measures directed against objectors are dismissed as fear mongering.

Never mind that these fears are based in real experiences in Canada and Europe where clergy have been arrested and fined for presenting the biblical case against homosexuality in the pulpits of their own churches or the pages of their bulletins.

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Is it safe? Pint size New York Mayor Bloomberg grudgingly cancels Marathon event.

“He is clueless without a paddle to the reality of what everyone else is dealing with,” she said. “If there are any resources being put toward the marathon, that’s wrong. I’m sorry, that’s wrong.” She added: “We totally understand the public relations aspect, to show everyone survived. But this is not one of those times.”

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Hooters should be commended for their charity … but not through a Catholic church sponsored fundraiser.

Hooters was one of 16 local restaurants that had signed up to participate in a series of “Dine and Donate” events with St. Patrick Center. Under the arrangement, the restaurants agree to donate a portion of the proceeds on a designated night to the charity.

Peach said the Hooters event would have raised an estimated $1,000 for St. Patrick. She said the charity will hold other events to make up for the lost proceeds.

“Another thing that happened is we have donations coming in because of it (the cancellation),” she said.

“One guy emailed us and said he was eating lunch at his deck and writing a check for $100 to make up the difference for 20 people who don’t have to go to Hooters.”

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Nothing Catholic to celebrate about “Boston Pride 2011” – so archdiocese (wisely) cancels scheduled Mass.

St. Cecilia Parish in the Back Bay recently announced in its bulletin that it was planning a “liturgy to commemorate Boston Pride 2011’’ on June 19. But on Friday, the archdiocese announced that it was canceling the Mass.

The order, from senior officials of the archdiocese, satisfied some local Catholic bloggers who criticized what they saw as a parish condoning homosexuality. It also outraged some gay Catholics.

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Editor’s note: It’s nice to see that Catholic bloggers have so much influence on the church hierarchy (tongue planted firmly in cheek). Now if we could only get the homosexuals out of the seminaries!

Diocese, Marywood cancel conservative Catholic speaker Michael Voris

The Diocese of Scranton and Marywood University refused to host a conservative Catholic speaker this weekend after the organizations determined that he had expressed views at odds with the school’s and church’s values, they said on Thursday.

Michael Voris, who produces television and radio shows about Catholic issues, was scheduled to speak at two events Saturday arranged by a Harveys Lake couple at Marywood and Our Lady of Victory Catholic church in Harveys Lake.

After Marywood canceled the event, titled “Living Catholicism Radically,” it was to be relocated to the diocese’s St. Clare/St. Paul Elementary School before the diocese also refused to host Voris.

In a two-sentence statement, the Catholic university said Voris “was initially invited to speak at Marywood University as a conservative Catholic commentator” and the school “later became aware of views expressed by Mr. Voris that are inconsistent with our mission and core values.”

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