Anna NussbaumOctober 24, 2006 - 12:15pm76 comments
Here is a copy of the Bishop of Colorado Springs most recent pastoral letter. This letter was read aloud in every church in the Diocese of Colorado Springs this October. In it, the Bishop claims that you cannot support legal rights for same sex couples (short of actual marriage) and be a Catholic. It is well known that the Bishop has threatened to deny Holy Communion to Catholics who vote for candidates who support same sex marriage, same sex unions, abortion, or euthanasia. Curiously, the Bishop does not support denying Holy Communion to Catholics who vote for candidates who support the death penalty, torture, or unjust war. What is the role of a Bishop?