Boston, Mass., Jun 3, 2010 / 06:19 am America/Denver (CNA).
The pro-Obama group Catholics United decided last week to take another step to deliver a petition signed by some 5,000 people to the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, but its fate remains uncertain. The petition requests that the archdiocese allow the enrollment of children from gay couples in Catholic schools without any limitations or vetting process.
Catholics United announced a petition drive two weeks ago that demanded Cardinal O'Malley "not to allow discrimination in his Catholic schools on the basis of the lifestyles of students' parents."
The group announced that the petition was delivered almost immediately after St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham, Mass. denied admission to an 8-year-old boy being raised by a lesbian couple.
But despite the public announcement of the delivery, the official archdiocesan newspaper The Pilot reported that the Catholics United petition never reached the archdiocese.
After the non-delivery was made public, Catholics United, which is based in Washington D.C., requested three of its members living in Boston (Joe Betz, Phil George and Larry Kessler) to personally deliver the signatures to the archdiocesan offices and take pictures of themselves at the entrance of Boston’s pastoral center.