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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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Oh, the Catholic Church won't like this

New York Archdiocese Slams City's Condom Distribution Program

February 16, 2007

The Catholic Church is ripping the city's condom giveaway.

New York Archdiocese Cardinal Edward Egan and Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio released a joint statement calling the condom distribution program “tragic” and “misguided,” saying it promotes an "anything goes attitude."

This is the same church which dragged six old Puerto Rican ladies from a church they wanted to prevent from closing with bodyguards and police and had them arrested.

I think their moral compass is a wee bit off. Given the proclivities of the church, they might be the biggest customers for condoms, considering you are more likely to find a Mickey Mantle rookie card than a straight priest.

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