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Interview with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

28. August 2005 • Ari Paul
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The Ann Arbor based magazine Critical Moment profiles just one aspect of South Eastern Michigan’s religious left.

A long-time peace and social justice activist, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit is not your run-of-the-mill Catholic. When not leading Sunday Mass at St. Leo’s Church on 15th and Grand River, one is likely to run into the Bishop at a rally against the School of the Americas, speaking out against the Church’s position on homosexuality, or traveling the world over to document human rights violations. In this interview with Critical Moment, Bishop Gumbletion reflects on Catholicism as a tool for liberation, the war in Iraq, and the recent decision to close 18 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Detroit.