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Dolan Gives Easter Mass at St. Patrick's as Protesters Rally for Gay Rights

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Nearly 3,000 parishioners gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral Sunday to listen to Archbishop Timothy Dolan's Easter Mass, in which the Catholic leader spoke of optimism and hope.

As Dolan addressed church-goers with messages of hope on Sunday, same-sex marriage advocates staged a protest outside the church.

Ricky Guzman, a gay Catholic from Honduras, displayed a handout he said he had received Sunday from at his church in Queens. The flier, which bears the seal of the Catholic Diocese of New York, implores parishioners to contact their elected officials and "urge them not to redefine marriage."

"We are not granted equal rights," Guzman said. "I think that the church should just stop spreading hate, and instead love and acceptance, because that is what the church should be all about. ... As a gay Catholic I feel very saddened."

 

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