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BALTIMORE, Maryland, January 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Baltimore is apologizing today for “speak[ing] out too hastily” in criticizing the Covington Catholic High School students who had a confrontation with Native American activists while attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. last week.
Statement - LifeSiteNews - Admits - Reporting - Confrontations
In a statement provided first to LifeSiteNews, the archdiocese admits to weighing in too quickly following initial reporting of the confrontations that was subsequently discredited.
The statement reads:
March - Life - Affirmation - Value - Dignity
The annual March for Life is a magnificent affirmation of the value and dignity of human life. It is especially wonderful that so many young people from all around the nation participate in this March and the Archdiocese of Baltimore applauds them for doing so. How sad, then, that this life-affirming event was marred by the widely reported confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial. It has become apparent, however, that initial reports of that incident were at best incomplete. Those incomplete reports led many, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, to speak out too hastily. We apologize for doing so. It is our hope that the young people involved were in fact acting in accord with the truth and values that are foundational to Catholic education. We also hope that this sad incident will give to all a renewed determination to respect the life and dignity of every person without exception.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has provided LifeSiteNews a breaking response in follow-up to its earlier statements on the confrontation last Friday in Washington D.C. after the March for Life between native American activist Nathan Phillips and a group of Covington Catholic High School students.
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