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California priest reads letter supporting same-sex ‘marriage’ during homily
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:46 EST | by Johanna Dasteel

Posted on 07/17/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by topher

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Days after the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that delivered a significant blow to traditional marriage, a priest at the University of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Catholic Church took the pulpit where he read a letter in support of same-sex “marriage” during his homily.

The letter “Why am I in the parade?” was penned by Jesuit Fr. John Whitney, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Seattle, WA, for his parish’s bulletin. It explains Fr. Whitney’s reasons for participating in the nation’s largest demonstration in support of homosexual activity, the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration. Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio

According to California Catholic Daily, the reading of the letter by Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio rendered the faithful of St. Ignatius at the June 30th Sunday Mass silent, with one parishioner leaving the sanctuary in tears saying, “It’s not his Church! It’s the Catholic Church! I should be able to just go to church! I want to go to a Catholic church!”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; catholic; homosexualagenda; jesuits; sanfrancisco
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Pope Francis I, if he finds out about this, might just defrock and ex-communicate this 'priest' [at the University of San Francisco]

Satan is the god of this priest, or at the least, he is badly mislead...

1 posted on 07/17/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Pretty much marks that priest for what we all suspect he is...eh?

(And yup, I am Catholic.)


2 posted on 07/17/2013 11:44:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: topher

Priest is likely a “poof”


3 posted on 07/17/2013 11:45:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: topher

I’ve had similar crap at my Catholic Church.

I’m a dedicated Catholic whose been going to a local Baptist Church because I just can’t take our priest.

Once a month we drive to another town (about 75 miles) to go to a decent Church.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: topher

only one walked out. wish they all had.


5 posted on 07/17/2013 11:46:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So Father, how does this jibe with what Jesus said at the Wedding at Cana? Or was Jesus wrong?


6 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: topher

And the Homoily for today is...


7 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Have you complained to the Bishop?

Bishops must keep all letters sent to them. It is part of what Bishops MUST DO.

You could try to set up a meeting with someone in the Diocese or at least a phone interview.

8 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:27 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

San Francisco might be the explanation for that...


9 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:03 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

The Pope would do nothing. He has done nothing about the multitudinous blasphemies against church doctrine so far, same as all the other Popes.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:29 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: topher

By the rules of the Church, with this act he has excommunicated himself.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

San Francisco, California. Must be Nancy Pelosi’s parish.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Secret Agent Man

I might or might not have walked out, but I would never go back.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: topher
Then STAND UP ..make no unnecessary noise ..

and LEAVE .. !

Your departure will be noticed ,
and there may be others there who feel just as you do
and they may follow suite ..
and find a 'like-minded' congregation .

The last I knew , parish priests have not yet obtained INFALIBILITY !

14 posted on 07/17/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Might have skipped communion as well. Scary priest.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: topher

Had I been in that church, I’d have stood up and shouted: “BLASPHEMER!!!”


16 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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"Jesuit"

That explains it.

17 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:59 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: topher

This is why Christianity in general is in trouble.

Insane and depraved clergymen.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: massgopguy

You wouldn’t get a “straight” answer, now would you?


19 posted on 07/17/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: topher

This clown should read the Bible, not a “letter”.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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