Human Rights Campaign Foundation Lists "The Best Of The Worst Catholic Bishops Across The Country"

Best of Worst Catholic Bishops per Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Charles Chaput Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa. Chaput has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality and has suggested that it harms the children of samesex unions. When Pennsylvania courts struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, Chaput described the decision as a “mistake with long-term, negative consequences,” expressing hope the decision would be successfully appealed “to defend the rights of children and contribute to the well-being of the larger community.”

Thomas Paprocki Bishop of Springfield, Ill. When Illinois passed marriage equality, Paprocki characterized it as “contrary to the plan of God” and held an exorcism “in reparation for the sin of same sex marriage.” In reference to marriage equality, he said, “We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church.”

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