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NJ.com: Openly Gay Seton Hall Priest Reassigned to Hoboken/Weehawken Parishes

 

A former Seton Hall educator — who was allegedly fired from his position at the university because of his support for gay marriage — has been reassigned to parishes in Weehawken and Hoboken, NJ, according to a report from NJ.com.

In May, the Rev. Warren Hall, a Catholic priest, was fired from his job as director for the Office of Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University — a private Roman Catholic university located in South Orange — after posting a picture on Facebook supporting NO H8. The NO H8 Campaign is a charitable organization that supports marriage equality.

(In May, A student-generated petition asking for the priest’s reinstatement garnered thousands of signatures.)

“There are a lot of reasons why people move from one assignment to another,” Archdiocese of Newark spokesperson Jim Goodness told NJ.com. “It was time for him to move to another assignment.” Goodness also told NJ.com that Hall’s sexual orientation did not preclude him from the priesthood. “If he remains celibate, and he maintains his ordination promises, his sexual orientation is not an impediment,” said Goodness.

Hall will now work as assistant pastor at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken and St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Weehawken.

Read the full NJ.com story here.

 

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