Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church 'not anti-anybody'

Nov. 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says the Catholic Church is "pro-traditional marriage" and not "anti-anybody."

In an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Dolan said there is "kind of a stampede" to legalize same-sex marriage, The New York Times reported. NBC released excerpts Friday.

Dolan said the movie industry and some politicians have contributed to a negative view of the church on the issue and that it has been "out-marketed."

"We're pro-marriage, we're pro-traditional marriage, we're not anti-anybody," he said.

Dolan was also asked about the Affordable Care Act. He criticized the mandate that insurance plans cover contraception and also said undocumented immigrants should be covered by Obamacare.

Pope Francis in July suggested the church should accept homosexual priests, judging them by their relationship to Christ and not by their sexual orientation. But on Tuesday, the pope endorsed a document by U.S. bishops saying homosexual conduct should be judged by "accepted moral norms."

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