THE CRUCIFYING CARDINAL

From THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

The head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faces a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church official who says he's "had enough" of the cardinal's attitude.

Joseph Amodeo told The Associated Press on Saturday that he quit the junior board of Catholic Charities after Cardinal Timothy Dolan failed to respond to a "call for help" for homeless youths who are not heterosexual.

The conflict began when Carl Siciliano of the Ali Forney Center for homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people wrote Dolan, saying his "loud and strident voice against the acceptance of LGBT people" creates "a climate where parents turn on their own children."

Dolan responded that he's following church teachings. His response prompted Amodeo to quit.

For recognising the crucifiers and joining Christ on the cross, Joseph Amodeo is OCICBW's..

BRICK OF THE DAY

Although, to be honest, he looks more like an Episcopalian than a Roman Catholic to me.

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THE CRUCIFYING CARDINAL — 13 Comments

  1. Would someone please let Mr. Amodeo know, “The Episcopal Church welcomes him” as well as the GLBT youth he works with.
    BooCat

  2. “I was just following orders.” Thank you, Joseph Amodeo, for showing that no matter how high the one giving the orders, you can say no. It’s an unjust order. Count me out.

  3. Happy Easter to the entire Mad Gang! And, yes, this guy is to be commended for his brave stance. Joseph, come on over to TEC! You’ll be in great company,

  4. My father made my teenage years hell because he thought I was gay. He thought he had to toughen me up. So it’s not just an American thing or a 21st. Century thing.