Monday, March 27, 2006

Victim's relatives object to being used in archdiocesan 'gay-culture' fight

A longtime critic of the Twin Cities Catholic archdiocese has enlisted the memory of a murdered Hudson, Wis., funeral home director in his fight against what he calls a "gay culture" in the church. Dr. David Pence, who two years ago led a group of men in blocking gay-rights supporters from receiving Holy Communion at the Cathedral of St. Paul, recently formed the Dan O'Connell Society to make his case.

But family members of O'Connell, killed in 2002 likely by Wisconsin priest Ryan Erickson, have objected to the use of his name and threatened legal action unless Pence stops using it. Read more in the PPD

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