anybody know the three church’s names?
Guzzo applauds her parish leaders at St. Mary's, at St. Joseph's and even at St. James Cathedral downtown who have all decided not to allow the petition drives.
Archbishop Sartain has written a letter in which he has expressed his support for Referendum 74 and for the collecting of signatures in parishes. Media reports regarding this are somewhat misleading. While the Archbishop has given his support to the effort, he has wisely left it up to each pastor to decide whether to allow the collection of signatures in his own parish.
After discussing the matter with the members of the Cathedral's pastoral ministry team, I have decided that we will not participate in the collecting of signatures in our parish. Doing so would, I believe, prove hurtful and seriously divisive in our community. In saying this, I do realize that there are some who will be disappointed with this decision.
I am grateful to the Archbishop for giving pastors discretion in this matter. He knows that we are in the best position to make this judgment.