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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Most Holy Redeemer: At It Again

See the latest scandal from Most Holy Redeemer (MHR)

If I made a list of the most gay parishes in the U.S., Most Holy Redeemer in San Francisco's Castro District would have to be near the top of the list. The scandal there goes on and on. After being directed by the bishop to abstain from participation in the annual gay pride march a few years ago, MHR is back in full sodomy-promotion mode. The faith has disappeared in that parish and many others around the country where priests bless mortal sin. Remember the Bible passage that says a time would come when men call good evil and evil good? MHR illustrates it in spades! Their pastor is a false shepherd leading the sheep down the primrose path to the dropoff into hell. And the bishop who allows this to continue will have to answer for his spineless failure to govern. How long, O Lord? How long? Pray for Fr. Steve Meriwether that he will experience conversion of heart. When priests are mediocre their parishioners are bad. When the priest is actually evil, what will the people be?

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Anonymous said...

Ive been reading your blog for some time now. While I admire your devotion to your faith, it strikes me odd how judgmental and negative you are. I pray for you that you learn acceptance and tolerance for those who are not like you.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Thank you for your prayers which I sincerely appreciate very much. I certainly need them, but whether it's because I need more "acceptance and tolerance" I'm not sure.

Fulton Sheen once said that the world doesn't need more tolerance; it needs more intolerance of sin. Priests who teach their people that evil is good are like the pharisees that Jesus and John condemned as whited sepulchres full of dead men's bones who made men more fit for hell than themselves. Was that intolerant and judgmental?

Ray Schneider said...

Apparently Anonymous is unaware that we are required to judge actions based on the norm of objective morality. We are only enjoined not to judge the immortal soul since we cannot know the state of mind of the sinner, their knowledge, or their own level of repentance and relationship with God.

We can however observe their actions and make objective judgements for an immoral act does not become moral because the sinner may have mitigating circumstances and even culpable ignorance. You can not be invincibly ignorant of the immoral nature of an act that is immoral because it is against the Natural Law, but the severity of your personal sin may be less because of other factors.

So comments like those of Anonymous about negativity and judgmental are more a symptom of the age we live in that a valid criticism. After all, even Anonymous is so special and should probably discover that that specialness is always wounded by sin however we excuse it.

Matt C. Abbott said...

Mary Ann and Ray --

You're both too logical and faithful for the homosexualists who monitor our writings. No matter how carefully we phrase our arguments, we're still bigots and homophobes.

Only when we embrace the homosexualist agenda will we be loving, non-judgmental Christians. :)

Anonymous said...

If I hear the word "judgmental" one more time, I am going to puke. People use it most often to avoid their responsibilties to correct what is wrong and encourage what is right, or because they are justifying their own sinful behavior. People who accuse others of being judgmental are hypocrites as they just judged another person themselves when they call another person judgemental.