"the 60-year-old Serratelli hinted he would seek to find common ground in contentious issues roiling the church"
Hmmm, like sodomy and abortion. What is the common ground, exactly?
posted on 06/01/2004 1:50:25 PM PDT
Just because Newsday says it doesn't make it so. Let's wait and see what the new bishop does.
"Serratelli hinted" doesn't mean anything to anyone but the reporter. If Serratelli had said anything concrete, there would have been a direct quote.
Bishops of New Jersey. "As another election approaches, we, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, reach out to encourage you to vote and to exercise that right in accordance with consciences formed in the light of your faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church. As bishops, we are aware of our primary responsibility as teachers of faith and morals to help people follow God's laws and do His will...we consistently call upon all candidates to exercise genuine moral leadership by supporting laws that promote respect for the human person at all stages of life from conception to natural death. We also call upon Catholic voters to use their voting privilege to reflect a choice of candidates who respect and sustain the dignity of all human life." Signed: Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Camden, Bishop Frank Rodimer of Paterson, Bishop John Smith (Apostolic Administrator of Metuchen) of Trenton, Bishop Andrew Pataki of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, Bishop Joseph Younan of Our Lady of Deliverance Diocese, Auxiliary Bishop David Arias of Newark, Auxiliary Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Newark, Auxiliary Bishop Charles McDonnell of Newark, Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Newark.
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