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New York magazine apologises for slur on late Cardinal
    The New York edition of 'Time Out' magazine apologised for a reference to Cardinal John O'Connor's death as one of the best things to happen to the gay community during 2000.
    The item, which appeared in the current issue of Time Out New York, said: "The press eulogised him as a saint, when in fact, the pious creep was a stuck-in-the-1950s anti-gay menace. Good riddance!"
    Meanwhile, CNS News reports that Baltimore auxiliary Bishop William Newman has called upon the Pope to include homosexuals among the ranks of victimised groups when acknowledging past sins committed in the Church's name.
    At a Mass for lesbian and gay Catholics, he referred to the Pope's request for acknowledgement of sin in his pastoral letter Tertio Millennio Adveniente.
    He said: "I lead the Church in seeking the forgiveness of God for the sins individually and collectively which the Church has committed against the gay and lesbian community."