Rockford area Catholic parishes OK'd to sponsor Boy Scout troops

June 6, 2013 (ROCKFORD, Ill.)

The statement comes after the scouting group's national organization said it would start allowing openly gay members.

Catholic organizations in Rockford sponsor 42 scouting groups.

The Most Reverend David Malloy says the recent decision by the scouts does not seem to provide an obstacle to the church's sponsorship of local scouting troops.

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