Press Release

For Immediate Release


Bigoted Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York Challenge Cardinal Dolan


The Rainbow Sash Movement LGBT Catholics wishes to commend two parishes in the Archdiocese of New York for their commitment to ministry that no one is forgotten in ministry. Because of this approach to pastoral outreach the LGBT community has been openly and honestly welcomed by St. Francis Xavier, and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes.


In response fundamentalist Catholics are going berserk and going as far as asking Catholics not to donate money to the Archdiocese of New York. These chastise Cardinal Dolan for plans to close down close to 50 parishes in the Archdiocese: however, these two parishes are not on the list for closure. Our sources at the Archdiocese inform us this is because the Archdiocese has no authority over these parishes the Franciscan Order has jurisdiction over them rather than the Archdiocese of New York or even Cardinal Dolan.


These fundamentalist Catholics are asking Catholics to stop donating money to the good works the Church provides for the poor because of Gay Ministries. This is certainly a new low for this group who call themselves Latin rite Catholics.


Joe Murray, Executive Director of the Rainbow Sash Movement said we encourage Catholics to continue their donations to the Church and not be taken in by these misguided Catholics who confuse the seed with the ground. Shame on them for their deceptive practices.


The Rainbow Sash Movement has at times been at odds with Cardinal Dolan, but in this matter we support his efforts to be responsible in the management of the Archdiocese of New York and its resources.


Contact Person
Bill O’Connor
Rainbow Sash Movement

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