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Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Scandal of a Homosexual Parish!

The phrase "homosexual Catholic parish" should be an oxymoron. Unfortunately, it's not. In fact, as New Ways Ministry's website shows, there are hundreds across the United States including two in my home diocese of Arlington, VA, Our Lady Queen of Peace (OLQP) in Arlington and St. Francis in Triangle. OLQP is well known for its dissent as well as its promotion of the gay lifestyle. A former pastor, Fr. James Healy, died of AIDS a few weeks after "coming out" although his public profession was anti-climactic since everybody knew it already.

Some of the churches listed on the New Ways' list are well known for their scandals: St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Holy Redeemer in the Castro section of San Francisco, the Paulist Center in Boston, and St. Francis Xavier in New York City. That these parishes are allowed to continue to scandalize the faithful is shocking! That their pastors openly work to advance the kingdom of Satan (who loves sodomy and lust) is scandalous. These parishes aren't encouraging chastity for those afflicted with same-sex attraction. Rather they encourage them to wallow in lust because gay "love" is good.

One of the most egregious of these men is Fr. Steve Meriwether, the pastor of Most Holy Redeemer. The scandals coming out of that parish are legion. For the latest about the former vice president of the pastoral council who is the "master" in a master/slave homosexual relationship go here.

If you really believe the sex scandals in the Catholic church are over, you aren't paying attention. Whether children are being physically violated, they are definitely being spiritually scandalized and emotionally damaged by the promotion of the homosexual lifestyle as "normal" and "good." It's high time these flagrant pastors are disciplined. If they can't get with the program (i.e., the teachings of Holy Mother Church) let them get out. Pray for priests, especially the bad ones. They will have a heavy accounting on Judgment Day if they do not repent.

Comment on New Ways Ministry:
If you're unfamiliar with New Ways Ministry, it's the faux Catholic, gay group started by Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Fr. Robert Nugent that promotes the gay lifestyle as a positive good. Their website affirms their involvement in the notorious document Always Our Children released in 1997 that was so bad the Vatican ordered alterations. It was issued in the bishops' names without a single bishop approving it and is filled with so much misleading material that, even after correction, it is a dangerous document. Bishop Bruskewitz issued an excellent commentary warning against it. In 1999 Sr. Gramick and Fr. Nugent were ordered by the Vatican to sever their ties to New Ways Ministry. The disciplinary document reads:
The ambiguities and errors of the approach of Father Nugent and Sister Gramick have caused confusion among the Catholic people and have harmed the community of the Church. For these reasons, Sister Jeannine Gramick, SSND, and Father Robert Nugent, SDS, are permanently prohibited from any pastoral work involving homosexual persons and are ineligible, for an undetermined period, for any office in their respective religious institutes.
New Ways ministry continues to do its evil work as do homosexual parishes that promote the gay lifestyle.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The "most egregious" concerning Most Holy Redeemer would have to include Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco, because he recently reappointed Fr. Meriwether to another six-year term as pastor at that church.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Amen! No wonder so many saints warned about the floor of hell being littered with bishops' skulls, mitres, etc. Pray for bishops!

AnnMarie said...

There is no "gay lifestyle." One is either born gay or one isn't. Inclusion, not separation, is the way to Christ.

I used to post anonymously, but decided to use my name.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

AnnMarie, where's your evidence that "gays" are "born that way?" If it were true it would be impossible to change and there are plenty of examples of individuals who have changed or have chosen chastity.

Your statement is politically correct for sure, but unscientific. Gay activists like to pretend that same sex attraction is inherent so they just keep screaming louder and "jamming" anyone who disagrees with them. But there's absolutely NO EVIDENCE for a "gay gene."

As for inclusion in Christ, sinful choices exclude one from Christ. Sodomy is one of the sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance. It is a grave moral evil that threatens those who practice it with hell. That's the reality. Anyone who dies in the state of mortal sin will not enter the kingdom of heaven. And what a tragedy that would be to trade brief forbidden pleasures for an eternity of joy with Christ.

I appreciate your using your name.

Anonymous said...

I agree with MaryAnn....no sodomizers, homosexuals, adulterers will enter the Kingdom of Heaven..read the Scriptures. It's the "actions" without honest repentance that condemn the person, not the fact that one has an attraction to the same sex. Whether they feel born with it or not is completely irrelevant. We are justified or condemned by our actions and behaviors.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ann Marie,
Please take a few minutes to read the article you will find at: http://www.victorclaveau.com/htm_html/moral%20theology/deviant%20sexuality/homosexuality/homosexuals_can_change.htm

In Corde Jesu,
Victor R. Claveau, MJ
claveau@earthlink.net

Paula LC said...

We are all God's children and God loves us all.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Of course God loves us all, Paula. That is why Jesus was so hard on those who scandalize His flock.

"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."

Jesus loves each one of us enough to die for each one of us alone. The question is -- Do we love Him enough to give up our sins? If you love your sin more than you love Jesus, He will not force you to give it up. He will pursue you like the Hound of Heaven, but in the end He will let you freely choose hell.