Chicago Cardinal Cupich Won't Say If He Supports Church Teaching on 'Homosexual Acts'

CNS News | 10/8/2018 | Staff
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( -- Archbishop Blase Cupich, who was appointed to head the Archdiocese of Chicago (in 2014) and elevated to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis (in 2016), would not say whether he supports the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality, which defines homosexual acts as "intrinsically disordered" and which cannot be approved under any circumstances.

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The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States, behind Los Angeles and New York. The Chicago Archdiocese serves about 2.2 million Catholics in 336 parishes. It also operates 209 schools and six colleges.

Over the last two weeks, has sent multiple e-mails and placed several telephone calls to the Archdiocese's Communications Director Anne Maselli. referenced a recent case where a priest had been removed from a parish reportedly because he helped burn a gay rainbow/crucifix banner and asked this question: "Does Cardinal Cupich believe and support what the Catholic Catechism teaches about homosexuality in paragraph 2357?"

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In full, in the email, asked, "Given the rainbow banner and question of an 'anti-gay hate crime,' I wanted ask Cardinal Cupich if he believes in and supports...
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