(Everett Advocate News) Pope John XXIII High School has had to cancel its largest and most prestigious fund-raising program of the year because the two congressmen, who were to be honored at the affair, support public positions that in the eyes of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are “inconsistent with church doctrine”.

The cancellation of the Pinnacle Awards program comes as a shock to the faculty and supporters of the school, especially since it comes just a week before the May 2, 2012 event.

Congressmen Edward Markey and Michael Capuano were slated to receive recognition for their public service and good works “on behalf of the community and many under-served populations”.

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