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MARRIAGE: Petitions don’t belong in parish

Letter by Jacqueline A. Rickert, Federal Way on April 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm | 18 Comments »
April 19, 2012 9:34 am

Re: “Catholic leader gets it wrong” (letter, 4-18).

I also am saddened by Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain’s letter to Catholics regarding Referendum 74. But what saddens me even more is that he has strongly suggested to area pastors that signatures supporting Referendum 74 be gathered on church grounds after services.

Fortunately some pastors, including the pastor of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, have said no. There will be ample opportunity for those wishing to sign the petition to do so. It should not happen on parish grounds.

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