Paul Ryan Attended Mass At A Gay Friendly Catholic Church
Written by Instinct Staff |
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
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Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan secretly stopped in to mass at Hartford, Connecticut's St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Church, a controversial progressive parish known for being LGBT-inclusive.
Ahead of Connecticut approving marriage equality in 2003, Fathers at St. Patrick-St. Anthony refused to join the state's Catholic push against same-sex marriages.
Reported the New York Times:
In an October letter to each diocesan parish, the Hartford Archbishop, Daniel A. Cronin, asked all Catholics to sign a petition, endorsed by the diocese and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Family Institute of Connecticut (a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization), against the proposed laws. The Franciscan fathers at St. Patrick-St. Anthony refused to read the letter to their congregation or circulate the petition.
Now, although the church does not perform ceremonies for same-sex couples, it openly and vocally welcomes LGBT Catholics to worship.
The priest on duty during Paul Ryan's 10 a.m. mass appearance didn't mention his presence, but parishioners reportedly were "a buzz" by his attendance.
Do you think Paul Ryan will issue a statement distancing himself from the Hartford church once word gets out of its unconventional congregation?