Skip to comments.IFI's LaBarbera Calls on Catholics to Reject Gay 'Rainbow Sash' Activism
Posted on 05/15/2005 1:10:53 PM PDT by NYer
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I'm not Catholic but my Father's family is. I remember as a child visiting my Grandmother in MN and going to this Cathedral. I still remember what a beautiful place it was. How sad that my childhood memories are stained by this picture.
"I fear they are lost!"
No need for fear; it's just a plain fact. They are lost. Be not afraid. There will be justice.
It's even more beautiful and glorious now because the Cardinal who serves at that Cathedral has stood up to those who would challenge Catholic teachings. That should make you very proud to know that the faith practiced by your father is still practiced today. The teachings your father adhered to are still taught today.
Their spines were already aligned and straight; they simply needed a reminder that it was 'okay' to voice their stances.
No, no. You see, let's get it clear. These rainbow sash people, are they really saying we are homosexuals, we intend to remain so and we want to receive Holy Communion. The question arises; take the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It says it is not condemning a person for having homosexual tendency. We don't condemn anybody for that. But a person stands condemned for acting on it.
Francis Cardinal Arinze in an interview with EWTN's Raymond Arroyo.
You and the good Cardinal have a clear understanding of why these homosexuals parade themselves forward wearing rainbow sashes.
I imagine if there were any, they were hanging around downtown at the Cathedral. I don't know what if anything our new archbishop would do if any showed up . . . but I know what Monsignor would do if they dared to show up here . . . it would be Irish, and it wouldn't be pretty! He may be a grey-headed dreadnought, but he's built like Don Camillo and pretty intimidating both physically and mentally.
He's an Italian priest in a small Po Valley town, in fairly constant conflict with the Communist Mayor and various other local characters. (He was once rusticated by his Bishop for reinforcing a religious argument with a bench.)
(05-15) 16:10 PDT Saint Paul, Minn. (AP) --
A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 parishioners Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.
Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread.
A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit came to give power to Christians soon after Jesus ascended to heaven. But Sunday's service was the first time they had been denied communion at the altar.
Archbishop Harry Flynn told the group earlier this month that they would not receive communion because the sashes had become a protest against church teaching.
Sister Gabriel Herbers said she wore a sash to show sympathy for the gay and lesbian community. Their sexual orientation "is a gift from God just as much as my gift of being a female is," she said.
Ann McComas-Bussa did not wear a sash, but she and her husband and three children all wore rainbow-colored ribbons and were denied communion. "As a Catholic, I just need to stand in solidarity with those that are being oppressed," she said. . . .
Anyone who wants to stand in solidarity with (gay) Catholics who are "being oppressed" --- I assume she means being oppressed by sin?? ---- can stand next to them, and me, in the line for Confession...
Christ the King - San Diego
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart - San Diego
St. Didicus - San Diego
St. Didicus is in Normal Heights, and Sacred Heart is nearby too.
I didn't know this about St. Didicus or Sacred Heart, did you? Heck, I have friends with children attending Sacred Heart and they've never mentioned any of this.
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I bet they love the season of lent, I understand purple is one of their colors.
I wonder what they are teaching the kids.
Cool! the fr doesn't mess around, lots of people read it.
Our former parish was on the list!! St. Patrick's in Fayetteville, NC.
"He's an Italian priest in a small Po Valley town"
I've been tempted to try to get people to freep the Don Camillo mailing list. It's run by a nice lady, but she's overrun by mouth-frothing socialist cretins.
She sounds like a true "f*g h*g".
I bet her husband does whatever his wife tells him to do.