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Catholic Charities Board Member Quits Over Cardinal Dolan Vs Carl Siciliano Flap

A board member of Catholic Charities has resigned after reading Cardinal Timothy Dolan's dismissive and arrogant response to Carl Siciliano.
Joseph Amodeo quit after Dolan took umbrage at a letter from a group that works with homeless lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender youths. “As a gay Catholic who teaches religious education (more than eight years in service to the Archdiocese of New York), is active in parish life and supports Catholic organizations, I’m afraid that the Archbishop has caused my heart to ache and my soul to feel pierced,” Amodeo wrote in his resignation letter. “With a discerning mind, I have tried to overlook the Cardinal's actions and comments, but this has now become impossible in light of his curt words to the founder of the nonprofit Ali Forney Center and New York City’s homeless LGBT youth.”
Three cheers for Joseph Amodeo.

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