The headline was encouraging: “Church reconciles with gay altar server: Bishop preaches tolerance to divided parish“.
The bishop’s words appeared to be even more so.
“Nobody has the right to humiliate or slander their brother and sister,” Bishop Nicola De Angelis told the parishioners, some of whom are still calling for the transfer of their priest, Father Allan Hood, to another church over the whole Corcoran affair.
It was a homily that seemed to address the “hateful and discriminatory will” and “distaste towards homosexuality” that, Corcoran alleged in his complaint, was rampant among the 12 men and women who objected to his presence at the altar.
“We are all equal in our dignity, but different in our roles,” decreed the Bishop. Read the rest of this entry »