If Baltimore Archbishop William Lori has a hobby, it’s reading books
about modern American history. He even named his golden retrievers
Barnes and Noble. A few years ago, that inclination merged with another:
pent-up anger at a culture he feels ridicules his church.
An effort by Connecticut lawmakers to
reorganize the church, jokes about priests on “Saturday Night Live,” a
legal climate that has forced the church in some cases to choose between
serving same-sex couples and its own teachings — the insults mounted.
He finally decided he needed to take a stand.
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